mirror


mirror
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noun
ADJECTIVE
bathroom, bedroom
compact, dresser (AmE), make-up, pocket, shaving
hand (BrE), hand-held (AmE)
full-length, tall
framed, ornate
antique
two-way

He watched them through a two-way mirror.

concave, convex
oval, round
rear, rear-view, side-view (AmE), wing (BrE)

Always check your mirror before pulling out to overtake.

funhouse (AmE)
broken, cracked
VERB + MIRROR
use
glance in, look in, look into
admire yourself in, examine yourself in, look at yourself/your face in

He was busy admiring himself in the mirror.

face, sit at, stand in front of
check
catch sight of sb/sth in, see sb/sth in
hang

We hung a mirror over the fireplace.

break, crack, smash
MIRROR + VERB
reflect sth, reveal sth, show sth
hang

a large mirror hanging on the wall behind him

MIRROR + NOUN
image, reflection (esp. AmE)

Art can be seen as a mirror image of society.

PREPOSITION
in a/the mirror

She stared at her face in the mirror.

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verb
ADVERB
closely

The trends here closely mirror those in America.

exactly, faithfully, perfectly
almost
VERB + MIRROR
seem to
PHRASES
be mirrored by sth, be mirrored in sth

The jump in business confidence has been mirrored by the increase in employment.

be mirrored in sb's face, be mirrored on sb's face

The shock was mirrored on her face.

Mirror is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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