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show British & World English

Be, allow, or cause to be visible

show English Thesaurus

the dropped stitches can be left if they do not show

give the game away British & World English

Inadvertently reveal something secret

no-show British & World English

A person who has made a reservation, booking, or appointment but neither keeps nor cancels it

on show British & World English

Being exhibited

air show British & World English

A show at which aircraft perform aerial displays

chat show British & World English

A television or radio programme in which celebrities are invited to talk informally about various topics

film show British & World English

An act of showing a film, typically to accompany a talk or entertainment

game show British & World English

A television programme in which people compete to win prizes

gang show British & World English

A locally produced variety show performed annually by members of the Scout and Guide Association

ice show British & World English

An entertainment performed by ice skaters

leg show British & World English

A theatrical production in which dancing girls display their legs

peep show British & World English

A sequence of pictures viewed through a lens or hole set into a box, formerly offered as a public entertainment

quiz show British & World English

A broadcast entertainment programme in which people compete in a quiz, typically for prizes

for show British & World English

For the sake of appearance rather than for use

show off British & World English

Boastfully display one’s abilities or accomplishments

show-off British & World English

A person who acts pretentiously or who publicly parades themselves, their possessions, or their accomplishments

show out British & World English

Reveal that one has no cards of a particular suit

show bag British & World English

A bag of goods, especially trade samples or publicity material, available at events such as annual shows

show bill British & World English

An advertising poster, especially for a theater performance

show pony British & World English

A stylish or flamboyant person, especially a performer, who enjoys being in the limelight

show time British & World English

The time at which a play, film, or concert is scheduled to begin

show tune British & World English

A song from a musical that has become popular in its own right

talk show British & World English

A chat show, especially one in which listeners, viewers, or the studio audience are invited to participate in the discussion

show-off English Thesaurus

he was a show-off, with a big flashy car

show-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

floor show British & World English

An entertainment presented on the floor (as opposed to the stage) of a nightclub, restaurant, or similar venue

flower show British & World English

An event at which flowers are displayed and judged for awards

freak show British & World English

A sideshow at a fair, featuring abnormally developed people or animals

girlie show British & World English

An entertainment featuring nude or partially nude young women in erotic poses

horror show British & World English

A film or play intended to entertain by arousing feelings of horror or fear

light show British & World English

A spectacle of coloured lights that move and change, especially at a pop concert

raree-show British & World English

A form of entertainment, especially one carried in a box, such as a peep show

good show! British & World English

Used to express approval (or disapproval or dissatisfaction)

show cause British & World English

Produce satisfactory grounds for application of (or exemption from) a procedure or penalty

show house British & World English

A house on a newly built estate which is furnished and decorated to be shown to prospective buyers

show trial British & World English

A judicial trial held in public with the intention of influencing or satisfying public opinion, rather than of ensuring justice

show window British & World English

A shop window looking on to a street, used for exhibiting goods

slide show British & World English

A presentation supplemented by or based on a display of projected images or photographic slides

talent show British & World English

A competition or show consisting of performances by a series of amateur entertainers

trunk show British & World English

A sales event for showing merchandise to staff or select customers

fashion show British & World English

An event at which collections of newly designed clothing are modelled for an audience

go to show British & World English

(Of an occurrence) serve as evidence or proof of something


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