activity
noun
ADJECTIVE
frantic, frenetic, heightened, increased, intense

The scene was one of frenetic activity.

criminal, illegal, subversive, suspicious, terrorist

His income was derived from criminal activity.

class (esp. AmE), classroom, group
after-school, extra-curricular, leisure, leisure-time, outdoor, recreational, social

Shopping is now a leisure activity.

mental, physical, sexual

They had engaged in sexual activity in the past three months.

aerobic, strenuous
business, commercial, cultural, economic, industrial, intellectual, political, scientific
government, military, police, union
human
electrical, seismic, volcanic

The islands were formed by volcanic activity.

… OF ACTIVITY
burst, flurry

There was a flurry of activity as the movie star appeared on the balcony.

level

Newspapers report a higher level of activity in the foreign-exchange markets.

VERB + ACTIVITY
conduct, do, perform

Here's an activity you can do with mixed-ability classes.

be involved in, engage in, participate in, take part in, undertake

We suspect he may be involved in illegal activities.

Teachers here are not allowed to engage in any political activity.

stop, suspend, terminate

The party's activities have been suspended.

stimulate

It will only be possible to stimulate business activity with an injection of public funds.

curb, inhibit
coordinate, regulate
measure, monitor
resume
bustle with, buzz with

The room was buzzing with activity.

PHRASES
a hive of activity (= a very busy place)

The classroom was a hive of activity as the children prepared for the concert.

a sign of activity

Police watched the house all day, but there was no sign of activity.


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