suitcase


suitcase
(also case) noun
ADJECTIVE
heavy, light
open
empty, full
packed
bulging
battered

His only possession was a battered old suitcase of clothes.

leather
rolling (AmE), wheelie (BrE)

Elementary school students are now using rolling suitcases to haul their school books around.

I pulled my wheelie suitcase along behind me.

carry-on
VERB + SUITCASE
cram sth in/into, pack, stuff sth in/into, throw sth in/into

Have you packed your suitcase yet?

He stuffed a few clothes in a suitcase and left.

take sth out of, unpack
fasten, shut, snap shut

She snapped her suitcase shut and stuck on a label.

open
lift, pick up

The suitcase was too heavy to lift.

grab
clutch, hold
carry, drag, heave, lug, pull

She heaved her suitcase down from the luggage rack.

We had to lug our suitcases around for a week.

drop, dump, put down
live out of

He got tired of living out of a suitcase and left his job as a sales rep.

SUITCASE + VERB
be crammed with sth, be full of sth, be stuffed with sth, contain sth

The suitcase was full of drugs.

PREPOSITION
in a/the suitcase, inside a/the suitcase

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • suitcase — ► NOUN ▪ a case with a handle and a hinged lid, used for carrying clothes and other personal possessions …   English terms dictionary

  • suitcase — [so͞ot′kās΄] n. a travel case for clothes, etc., esp. a rectangular one that opens into two hinged compartments …   English World dictionary

  • Suitcase — Suit|case 〈[sju:tkɛıs] m. od. n.; , s [ sız]〉 kleiner Handkoffer [engl.] * * * Suit|case [ sju:tkeɪs], das od. der; , u. s [engl. suitcase, aus: suit = Anzug, Kostüm u. case = Koffer]: kleiner Handkoffer. * * * Suit|case [ sju:tkeɪs], das od.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • suitcase — n. to pack; unpack a suitcase * * * [ s(j)uːtkeɪs] unpack a suitcase to pack …   Combinatory dictionary

  • suitcase — [[t]su͟ːtkeɪs[/t]] suitcases N COUNT A suitcase is a box or bag with a handle and a hard frame in which you carry your clothes when you are travelling. It did not take Andrew long to pack a suitcase …   English dictionary

  • suitcase */ — UK [ˈsuːtˌkeɪs] / US [ˈsutˌkeɪs] noun [countable] Word forms suitcase : singular suitcase plural suitcases a large container with flat sides and a handle used for carrying clothes and other things when you travel …   English dictionary

  • Suitcase — or leather that more or less keeps its shape. It has a carrying handle on one side and is used mainly for transporting clothes and other possessions during trips. It opens on hinges like a door.Suitcases lock with keys or a combination.… …   Wikipedia

  • suitcase — 1. noun Large (usually rectangular) piece of luggage used for carrying clothes, and sometimes suits, when travelling. 2. verb To trade using samples in a suitcase …   Wiktionary

  • suitcase — Canadian Slang Case of twenty four cans of beer. The handle is located such that the case carries like a suitcase …   English dialects glossary


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