show

{{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}}
noun
1 on TV, radio, etc.
ADJECTIVE
live, recorded
family
cable (AmE), network (esp. AmE), radio, television, TV
award, breakfast, cookery (BrE), cooking (esp. AmE), cop, dating, game, makeover (esp. BrE), news (esp. AmE), quiz, reality, reunion (AmE)
comedy, sketch
satirical, topical
chat (esp. BrE), talk (esp. AmE)
call-in (AmE), phone-in (BrE)

a radio phone-in/call-in show

animated (BrE), cartoon
pre-game (AmE)
one-off (esp. BrE), special
daytime, late-night, lunchtime, morning, prime-time (esp. AmE)

late-night talk shows

daily, nightly (esp. AmE), weekly
forthcoming (BrE), upcoming (esp. AmE)
long-running
original

I watched the original show as a kid.

classic, entertaining, funny, great, hot (esp. AmE), terrific

a hot new dating show

cheesy
hit, popular, successful, top-rated (esp. AmE)

a hit TV show

award-winning

the Emmy award-winning television talk show

flagship (esp. BrE)
sb's own

She finally got her own TV show.

syndicated (esp. AmE)

a nationally syndicated radio show

local, national (both esp. AmE)
interactive
VERB + SHOW
see, watch

Did you see the Late Show?

host
SHOW + VERB
feature sb/sth, star sb

a live show featuring the best of Irish talent

SHOW + NOUN
business
PREPOSITION
from a/the show

a character from the show

on a/the show

I saw her on a news show yesterday.

PHRASES
the star of the show

The dog was the real star of the show.

2 performance on stage
ADJECTIVE
cabaret, comedy, magic, musical, stand-up (esp. BrE), talent, variety
floor, stage
benefit (esp. AmE), charity (BrE)
film (BrE), light, slide
Punch and Judy (BrE), puppet
freak
peep
one-man, one-woman, solo
road, touring, travelling/traveling
fringe (BrE)
entertaining, great, spectacular

a spectacular light show

sold-out
half-time (AmE)

the Super Bowl half-time show

PREPOSITION
from a/the show

songs from the show

in a/the show

one of the acts in the show

3 public display/exhibition
ADJECTIVE
big, major
annual, spring, summer
local
private
agricultural (BrE), flower (esp. BrE), horse, horticultural (BrE)
boat, gun (esp. AmE), motor (esp. BrE), trade
air, bodybuilding, dog
art, gallery
catwalk (esp. BrE), fashion, runway (AmE)
pro (esp. AmE)

a pro bodybuilding show in California

dog-and-pony (= a complicated business presentation) (AmE)
VERB + SHOW
have, hold, organize, put on

They are holding a big fashion show at the Hilton tonight.

attend, go to
SHOW + VERB
feature sb/sth

The show features the work of local artists.

SHOW + NOUN
ring
PREPOSITION
at a/the show

There were more than 500 exhibitors at the trade show.

on show

The paintings are on show until April.

4 outward expression of an emotion/attitude
ADJECTIVE
big, great
brave
public
VERB + SHOW
make, put on

Although she hated him, she put on a show of politeness.

PREPOSITION
for show

She pretends to be interested in opera, but it's only for show.

show of

He made a great show of welcoming us.

PHRASES
a show of force, a show of strength

The Democrats organized a show of strength, a mass rally in Central Park.

{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
1 make sth clear; let sb see sth
ADVERB
clearly, conclusively, convincingly, plainly

The figures clearly show that her claims are false.

consistently, repeatedly
diagrammatically, graphically, schematically

The results are shown graphically in Figure 2.

VERB + SHOW
appear to, seem to
go to

It just goes to show what you can do when you really try.

aim to, attempt to, seek to, try to
be expected to, be likely to

Third-quarter figures are likely to show a further fall.

refuse to

Lewis refused to show any emotion.

be anxious to, be eager to, be happy to, be keen to (esp. BrE)

Lee was happy to show her how it should be done.

be designed to
let sb

Let me show you on the map.

PREPOSITION
to

She showed her new toy to her friends.

PHRASES
a chance to show sth

I'm giving him a chance to show what he can do.

2 be visible
ADVERB
hardly

It's such a tiny mark, it hardly shows.

VERB + SHOW
begin to
let sth

She tried not to let her disappointment show.

Show is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ad, ↑advert, ↑advertisement, ↑amusement, ↑analysis, ↑argument, ↑arrow, ↑article, ↑artist, ↑autopsy, ↑census, ↑chart, ↑compass, ↑curve, ↑data, ↑detail, ↑diagram, ↑disappointment, ↑display, ↑document, ↑drawing, ↑estimate, ↑evidence, ↑exam, ↑examination, ↑example, ↑exhibit, ↑exhibition, ↑experience, ↑experiment, ↑expression, ↑eye, ↑face, ↑figure, ↑film, ↑finding, ↑gallery, ↑gauge, ↑graph, ↑history, ↑illustration, ↑image, ↑incident, ↑indication, ↑indicator, ↑inexperience, ↑inscription, ↑inspection, ↑instance, ↑investigation, ↑irritation, ↑line, ↑map, ↑mirror, ↑monitor, ↑movie, ↑mural, ↑painting, ↑percentage, ↑photograph, ↑picture, ↑plan, ↑poll, ↑post-mortem, ↑postcard, ↑poster, ↑receipt, ↑record, ↑recording, ↑referendum, ↑reflection, ↑replay, ↑report, ↑research, ↑researcher, ↑result, ↑sample, ↑scan, ↑scene, ↑score, ↑screen, ↑sequence, ↑shot, ↑simulation, ↑spreadsheet, ↑statistics, ↑strain, ↑study, ↑survey, ↑table, ↑tape, ↑test, ↑trend, ↑trial, ↑videotape, ↑watch, ↑writing, ↑X-ray
Show is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ability, ↑acumen, ↑ad, ↑admiration, ↑advert, ↑advertisement, ↑affection, ↑affinity, ↑aggression, ↑agility, ↑agitation, ↑allegiance, ↑ambivalence, ↑amusement, ↑anger, ↑annoyance, ↑appreciation, ↑apprehension, ↑approval, ↑aptitude, ↑arrogance, ↑association, ↑assurance, ↑authority, ↑balance, ↑behaviour, ↑bent, ↑bias, ↑bitterness, ↑bravery, ↑case, ↑cause, ↑change, ↑character, ↑claw, ↑clip, ↑collection, ↑command, ↑commercial, ↑commitment, ↑common sense, ↑compassion, ↑competence, ↑complexity, ↑concern, ↑confidence, ↑consideration, ↑consistency, ↑contempt, ↑contrast, ↑correlation, ↑courage, ↑courtesy, ↑cowardice, ↑creativity, ↑cruelty, ↑cunning, ↑data, ↑decrease, ↑dedication, ↑defect, ↑deference, ↑deficit, ↑depth, ↑detachment, ↑detail, ↑deterioration, ↑determination, ↑devotion, ↑difference, ↑diplomacy, ↑dirt, ↑disagreement, ↑disappointment, ↑disapproval, ↑discipline, ↑discomfort, ↑discrepancy, ↑discrimination, ↑disdain, ↑disgust, ↑dislike, ↑disloyalty, ↑disparity, ↑displeasure, ↑disposition, ↑disregard, ↑disrespect, ↑dissent, ↑distaste, ↑distress, ↑distribution, ↑distrust, ↑document, ↑documentary, ↑dominance, ↑effect, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑emotion, ↑empathy, ↑endurance, ↑enterprise, ↑enthusiasm, ↑envy, ↑evidence, ↑example, ↑excerpt, ↑exhibition, ↑expansion, ↑expression, ↑extent, ↑facility, ↑faith, ↑fall, ↑fang, ↑favour, ↑favouritism, ↑fear, ↑feeling, ↑film, ↑flair, ↑flexibility, ↑flicker, ↑folly, ↑footwork, ↑foresight, ↑forgiveness, ↑front, ↑frustration, ↑futility, ↑gain, ↑gallantry, ↑generosity, ↑genius, ↑goodwill, ↑gratitude, ↑grief, ↑grit, ↑hand, ↑heroism, ↑hint, ↑hospitality, ↑hostility, ↑identification, ↑ignorance, ↑image, ↑imagination, ↑impatience, ↑imperfection, ↑importance, ↑improvement, ↑inability, ↑inadequacy, ↑incidence, ↑inclination, ↑increase, ↑independence, ↑indifference, ↑indignation, ↑individuality, ↑inexperience, ↑influence, ↑ingenuity, ↑inhibition, ↑initiative, ↑insensitivity, ↑insight, ↑intelligence, ↑intensity, ↑interest, ↑intolerance, ↑irritation, ↑judgement, ↑kindness, ↑knack, ↑knowledge, ↑leadership, ↑leniency, ↑limitation, ↑link, ↑location, ↑love, ↑loyalty, ↑majority, ↑manner, ↑mastery, ↑maturity, ↑mercy, ↑moderation, ↑modesty, ↑movie, ↑nature, ↑need, ↑nervousness, ↑openness, ↑originality, ↑painting, ↑paper, ↑parallel, ↑pass, ↑passport, ↑patience, ↑pattern, ↑pedigree, ↑perseverance, ↑persistence, ↑picture, ↑piece, ↑pity, ↑poise, ↑portrait, ↑potential, ↑power, ↑preference, ↑presence, ↑proficiency, ↑profit, ↑programme, ↑progress, ↑promise, ↑proof, ↑prowess, ↑quality, ↑range, ↑readiness, ↑recognition, ↑recovery, ↑reduction, ↑reflection, ↑regard, ↑regret, ↑relation, ↑relationship, ↑reluctance, ↑remorse, ↑repentance, ↑replay, ↑representation, ↑resemblance, ↑resentment, ↑resilience, ↑resolution, ↑respect, ↑response, ↑restraint, ↑result, ↑return, ↑reverence, ↑sadness, ↑scale, ↑self-confidence, ↑sense, ↑sensitivity, ↑seriousness, ↑shift, ↑side, ↑sign, ↑similarity, ↑sincerity, ↑skill, ↑slide, ↑solidarity, ↑sophistication, ↑spirit, ↑streak, ↑stupidity, ↑subtlety, ↑superiority, ↑support, ↑surprise, ↑symbol, ↑sympathy, ↑symptom, ↑tact, ↑talent, ↑taste, ↑tendency, ↑tenderness, ↑ticket, ↑tolerance, ↑tooth, ↑trace, ↑trait, ↑trend, ↑uncertainty, ↑understanding, ↑unease, ↑utility, ↑validity, ↑valour, ↑value, ↑variability, ↑variation, ↑video, ↑videotape, ↑vulnerability, ↑wares, ↑warmth, ↑way, ↑weakness, ↑wear, ↑willingness, ↑woman, ↑work, ↑world, ↑zeal

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • show — show …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • show — [ ʃo ] n. m. • 1930; « exhibition » fin XIXe; mot angl. « spectacle » ♦ Anglic. Spectacle de variétés centré sur une vedette ou exclusivement réservé à une vedette (⇒ one man show). Show télévisé. Des shows. Apparition publique démonstrative (d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • show — [ʆəʊ ǁ ʆoʊ] noun [countable] an occasion when a lot of similar things are brought together in one place so that people can come and look at them or so that they can compete against each other see also roadshow agriˈcultural ˌshow FARMING a public …   Financial and business terms

  • show — ► VERB (past part. shown or showed) 1) be, allow, or make visible. 2) exhibit or produce for inspection or viewing. 3) represent or depict in art. 4) display or allow to be perceived (a quality, emotion, or characteristic). 5) demonstrate or… …   English terms dictionary

  • show — [shō] vt. showed, shown or showed, showing [ME schewen < OE sceawian, akin to Ger schauen, to look at < IE base * (s)keu , to notice, heed > L cavere, to beware, OE hieran, to HEAR] 1. to bring or put in sight or view; cause or allow to… …   English World dictionary

  • Show — Show, v. t. [imp. {Showed}; p. p. {Shown}or {Showed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Showing}. It is sometimes written {shew}, {shewed}, {shewn}, {shewing}.] [OE. schowen, shewen, schewen, shawen, AS. sce[ a]wian, to look, see, view; akin to OS. scaw?n, OFries …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Show — Show, n. [Formerly written also shew.] 1. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition. [1913 Webster] 2. That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Show Me — can refer to:* Show Me! , a sex education book * Show Me (TV series), a 1987 British TV game show hosted by Joe Brown * Show Me (album), a 1987 album by Canadian rock band 54 40 * Show Me , a song by The Pretenders from their 1984 album, Learning …   Wikipedia

  • Show TV — Senderlogo Allgemeine Informationen Empfang …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SHOW-YA — est un groupe féminin japonais de heavy metal / hard rock, créé en 1982, populaire au Japon dans les années 1980. Sommaire 1 Histoire 2 Membres 3 Discographie 3.1 Albums …   Wikipédia en Français

  • show — vt showed, shown, or, showed, show·ing: to demonstrate or establish by argument, reasoning, or evidence must show a compelling need for the court action show cause: to establish by reasoning and evidence a valid reason for something if a debtor… …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.