receiver


receiver
noun
1 part of a telephone
ADJECTIVE
phone, telephone
VERB + RECEIVER
lift, pick up

She took a deep breath and lifted the receiver off its hook.

grab, snatch up
hold
cover

He covered the receiver and mouthed, ‘It's him.’

put back, put down, replace
bang down, slam down

He slammed the receiver down and burst into tears.

drop
RECEIVER + VERB
dangle

The receiver was dangling from the payphone.

PREPOSITION
over the receiver

‘It's your mother on the phone again!’ said Juan with his hand over the receiver.

PHRASES
hold the receiver to your ear, put the receiver to your ear

She picked up the receiver and put it to her ear.

2 piece of radio/television equipment
ADJECTIVE
hand-held, portable
GPS
HDTV, satellite, television
FM, radio, stereo
RECEIVER + NOUN
module, unit

To change channels, select the desired number on the receiver unit.

antenna
3 person in charge of a bankrupt company
ADJECTIVE
official (BrE)
court-appointed (AmE)
administrative (BrE)
VERB + RECEIVER
appoint, appoint sb (as)
call in (esp. BrE)

They had to lay off 200 staff and call in the receivers.

PHRASES
in the hands of the receiver (esp. BrE)

The company remained in the hands (= under the control) of the receiver.


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