level


level
{{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}}
noun
1 amount/size/number
ADJECTIVE
elevated, high, significant, substantial
record

Industrial output has reached record levels.

increasing, rising
excessive

Excessive levels of lead were found in the water.

low
decreased, reduced
decreasing, falling
moderate
varying

They work hard, but with varying levels of success.

detectable, undetectable
generous (esp. BrE)

a generous level of financial support for the arts

permitted, recommended, required

permitted levels of chemical pollutants

acceptable, adequate, necessary, safe

an acceptable level of risk

normal

Her blood pressure has returned to its normal level.

realistic, reasonable
dangerous, unacceptable
worst

the worst level of business failure since 1997

unprecedented
maximum, minimum
desired, optimal
baseline
noise, ozone, pollution, radiation
crime, poverty
funding, staffing
blood-sugar, cholesterol, hormone, etc.
confidence, energy, stress
VERB + LEVEL
achieve, attain, reach

They have achieved higher levels of efficiency.

Crime has reached its highest level ever.

remain at

She predicts that fuel prices will remain at current levels.

boost, elevate, improve, increase, raise
maintain
bring down, decrease, keep down, lower, reduce
control, regulate
adjust, alter, change
set

Emissions are well below the levels set by the WHO.

exceed

There will be stiff penalties if companies exceed these levels of pollution.

assess, determine, measure, record
check, monitor
LEVEL + VERB
go up, rise, soar
decrease, drop, fall, go down, plummet
change, differ, vary
exceed sth
PREPOSITION
above a/the level

Mortgage rates were 10% above their current level.

at a/the level

Rents will be kept at this level for another year.

below a/the level

Radiation is well below the permitted level.

level of

They were asked to indicate the level of distress they experienced as a result of their experiences.

2 stage of progress/standard
ADJECTIVE
basic, elementary, low

The teaching is at quite a basic level.

entry

They have a good range of entry-level computers for beginners.

intermediate
advanced, high

Her illness has reached an advanced level.

degree
3rd-grade, 11th-grade, etc. (AmE)
grade (AmE)

He's reading at grade level (= at the average level for his grade).

difficulty

The difficulty level of the exercises in the book varies widely.

fitness

a sport suitable for people of all fitness levels

educational
VERB + LEVEL
attain, reach

students who have reached the intermediate level

complete, do, take

You need to do all three levels to qualify as a chef.

PREPOSITION
above a/the level

His English is way above the level of the other students.

at a/the level

students at intermediate level

She has played tennis at a high level.

below a/the level

The book is not suitable for students below degree level.

level of

language students at different levels of proficiency

PHRASES
sb's comfort level (= the level at which someone feels safe and comfortable)
take sb/sth to the next level

It's time to take my career to the next level.

3 grade in an organization or structure
ADJECTIVE
high, upper

the upper levels of the civil service

low
senior
global, international, local, national, regional
grass-roots

The party needs to win support at grass-roots level.

board

These decisions are made at board level.

federal, ministerial (BrE)
VERB + LEVEL
reach, rise to

He rose to the level of general manager.

PREPOSITION
at a/the level

At the local level there's a lot to be said for the plan.

on a/the level

The thing has to be organized on an international level.

4 way of considering sth
ADJECTIVE
conscious, subconscious, unconscious

At a conscious level, I was satisfied with my life.

deep
superficial
detailed

We probably need to look at this problem at a more detailed level.

general
practical
theoretical
political
tactical
macro, micro
PREPOSITION
at a/the level, on a/the level

On a superficial level everything appears to be in order, but at a deeper level you an see that there's a lot wrong.

5 height
ADJECTIVE
high, low
ground, sea, water

the problem of rising sea levels

eye, knee

a shelf at eye level

VERB + LEVEL
adjust, change, lower, raise

They are going to raise the level of the banks to prevent flooding.

PREPOSITION
above a/the level

200 m above sea level

at a/the level

The plane was flying at a very low level.

below a/the level

below the level of the clouds

on a level with

On the second floor you are on a level with the treetops.

to a/the level

The water rose to the level of the ground floor windows.

PHRASES
a change in level, a change of level
6 floor in a building
ADJECTIVE
ground, lower
higher, top, upper
PREPOSITION
on a/the level

Are we on the right level for the restaurant?

to a/the level

Take the elevator to Level Four.

{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
Level is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑side
Level is used with these nouns as the object: ↑allegation, ↑charge, ↑criticism, ↑game, ↑match, ↑pistol, ↑score, ↑series, ↑set
{{Roman}}III.{{/Roman}}
adj.
1 with no part higher than any other
VERBS
be, look, seem
get sth, keep sth

Make sure you get the shelf level before screwing it in.

Keep the pot level, or you'll spill the coffee.

ADVERB
absolutely, completely

The floor has to be absolutely level.

approximately, more or less, nearly
2 at the same height/position as sth
VERBS
be
come, draw

As they reached the final bend, Graham drew level and threatened too overtake him.

ADVERB
almost, nearly
PREPOSITION
with

The top of the water came level with her chin.

{{Roman}}IV.{{/Roman}}
adj.
Level is used with these nouns: ↑crossing, ↑flight, ↑gaze, ↑ground, ↑head, ↑score, ↑surface, ↑tone

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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