wide


wide
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adj.
1 covering a large area or range
VERBS
be, seem
become
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

a very wide range of clothing

enormously, exceptionally, extraordinarily, remarkably, unusually
increasingly
reasonably, relatively
sufficiently
surprisingly
PHRASES
far and wide

People came from far and wide for the show.

2 fully open
VERBS
be
go, grow

His eyes grew wide.

fling sth, open sth, spread sth

He stood up and flung wide the door to the study.

Open your mouth really wide.

He spread his hands wide in appeal.

ADVERB
extremely, really, very
PREPOSITION
with

Their eyes were wide with fear.

3 not close
VERBS
be
fall, land
ADVERB
very
just
PREPOSITION
of

Her shot fell just wide of the target.

PHRASES
wide of the mark (= not accurate) (esp. BrE)

Their predictions turned out to be very wide of the mark.

Wide is used with these nouns: ↑acceptance, ↑acclaim, ↑angle, ↑appeal, ↑application, ↑arc, ↑area, ↑array, ↑assortment, ↑audience, ↑availability, ↑avenue, ↑belt, ↑bend, ↑border, ↑boulevard, ↑brim, ↑brow, ↑chasm, ↑chimney, ↑choice, ↑circle, ↑circulation, ↑consultation, ↑corridor, ↑cover, ↑coverage, ↑crack, ↑cross section, ↑currency, ↑curriculum, ↑curve, ↑definition, ↑difference, ↑disagreement, ↑discrepancy, ↑discretion, ↑disparity, ↑distribution, ↑ditch, ↑diversity, ↑door, ↑entrance, ↑expanse, ↑experience, ↑eye, ↑flight, ↑fluctuation, ↑foot, ↑forehead, ↑gallery, ↑gamut, ↑gap, ↑grin, ↑groove, ↑group, ↑gulf, ↑hallway, ↑highway, ↑hip, ↑influence, ↑interest, ↑interpretation, ↑interval, ↑knowledge, ↑lapel, ↑latitude, ↑ledge, ↑margin, ↑measure, ↑mouth, ↑network, ↑opening, ↑pavement, ↑pelvis, ↑popularity, ↑prairie, ↑publicity, ↑range, ↑reach, ↑recognition, ↑repercussion, ↑repertoire, ↑ribbon, ↑river, ↑road, ↑scale, ↑scope, ↑screen, ↑selection, ↑sense, ↑shoulder, ↑sidewalk, ↑sky, ↑sleeve, ↑smile, ↑span, ↑spectrum, ↑spread, ↑stair, ↑staircase, ↑stance, ↑strap, ↑street, ↑stretch, ↑strip, ↑stripe, ↑support, ↑sweep, ↑swing, ↑topic, ↑track, ↑tunnel, ↑turn, ↑use, ↑valley, ↑variability, ↑variation, ↑variety, ↑vision, ↑vocabulary, ↑window, ↑world, ↑zone
{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
adv.
Wide is used with these adjectives: ↑awake, ↑open
Wide is used with these verbs: ↑fire, ↑open

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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