neighbour

(BrE) (AmE neighbor) noun
1 person living nearby
ADJECTIVE
friendly, good

She's been a very good neighbour to me.

nosy
noisy
elderly
close, immediate, near, next-door

My nearest neighbour lives a few miles away.

downstairs, upstairs

She could hear her downstairs neighbour moving around.

new
VERB + NEIGHBOUR/NEIGHBOR
become

The two men became neighbours.

disturb, wake

Shh! You'll wake the neighbours.

help
meet

I've just met our new neighbours.

visit
invite

He's having a barbecue and he's inviting all the neighbours.

NEIGHBOUR/NEIGHBOR + VERB
complain

The neighbours complained about his loud music.

move in

Our new neighbours moved in today.

NEIGHBOUR/NEIGHBOR + NOUN
boy, girl, kid (informal), lady (all AmE)

I borrowed the neighbour kid's bike to get around.

PHRASES
friends and neighbours
2 country that is next to another country
ADJECTIVE
northern, southern, etc.

England's northern neighbour now has its own parliament.

hostile

The country is vulnerable to attack from hostile neighbours.

powerful, wealthy
VERB + NEIGHBOUR/NEIGHBOR
attack, invade
threaten
3 person sitting or standing next to another person
ADJECTIVE
nearest

She leaned over to her nearest neighbour and whispered something.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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