paper

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noun
1 material
ADJECTIVE
thick, thin
plain
lined
graph
A3, A4, etc. (not in the US)
executive, legal, letter (all AmE)
blank

I stared at the blank paper, not knowing how to start the letter.

printed

There is a special rate for printed paper.

loose

pieces of loose paper

brown, coloured/colored

a brown paper package of books

Manila
acid-free
kraft (AmE)
butcher (AmE)
parchment
greaseproof (BrE), wax, waxed
glossy, shiny
scrap, scratch (AmE), waste

I made some notes on a piece of scrap paper.

recycled
handmade
decorative
computer
notebook
drawing, writing
blotting
tracing
wrapping
crêpe
tissue
photographic
filter
kitchen (BrE) (paper towel in AmE)
toilet
cigarette (esp. BrE), rolling (esp. AmE)

a packet of cigarette papers (BrE)

a pack of rolling papers (AmE)

litmus
crumpled, folded
… OF PAPER
bit (esp. BrE), piece, scrap, sheet, slip, strip

I scribbled down his number on a scrap of paper.

roll

a roll of toilet paper

side

The essay filled seven sides of paper.

VERB + PAPER
fold

Fold the paper in half.

unfold
rip, shred, tear
crumple, crumple up, screw up (esp. BrE)

He crumpled the paper into a ball.

I screwed up the paper and threw it away.

recycle
PAPER + VERB
be scattered

Scraps of wrapping paper were scattered around.

flutter

A piece of paper fluttered to the floor.

PAPER + NOUN
bag, cup, plate, sack
napkin, towel
aeroplane (BrE), airplane (AmE), ball, doll, hat, lantern
currency, money
document, map, receipt, ticket

the advantages of paper maps over online maps

copy, version

He kept a paper copy of his account information.

edition
cut-out
mill
pulp
industry
shredder
PREPOSITION
on paper

I've had nothing on paper (= in writing) to say that I've been accepted.

PHRASES
put pen to paper

I've thought about what I'm going to write, but I haven't yet put pen to paper.

a waste of paper

This report is a waste of paper.

2 newspaper
ADJECTIVE
daily, evening (esp. BrE), morning, Sunday, weekly
today's, yesterday's
independent, left-wing (esp. BrE), right-wing (esp. BrE)
hometown (esp. AmE), local, national
school (esp. AmE)
broadsheet (esp. BrE), quality (BrE)
tabloid (esp. BrE)
… OF PAPER
copy

Do you have a copy of yesterday's paper?

edition

today's edition of the paper

VERB + PAPER
buy, get, take (esp. BrE)

Do you take a daily paper?

flick through (esp. BrE), flip through (esp. AmE), read

What paper do you usually read?

print, produce, publish
edit, write for, write in
appear in
get into

The story got into the papers.

PAPER + VERB
come out

The paper comes out every Saturday.

report sth

The paper reported that several people had seen UFOs.

PAPER + NOUN
shop (BrE)
boy, girl
round (BrE), route (AmE)

Many kids do a paper round.

Many kids have paper routes.

PREPOSITION
in a/the paper

I read about his arrest in the paper.

I read about his arrest in the papers. (esp. BrE)

on a/the paper

She got a job on the local paper.

3 (usually papers) official document
ADJECTIVE
necessary
official
ID, identification, identity
personal, private
court, legal
adoption, divorce
ballot
… OF PAPERS
pile, sheaf
VERB + PAPER
sign

Teresa signed the adoption papers.

show

Be prepared to show your identity papers at the border.

shuffle

He shuffled the papers on his desk.

file

legal papers filed in London

4 (BrE) exam
ADJECTIVE
exam, examination, question, test (BrE, AmE)
written

I did well on the oral but not on the written paper.

English, history, etc.
VERB + PAPER
do, sit, take
set

The exam papers are set by experienced teachers.

mark
turn over

You may now turn over your papers.

PREPOSITION
in a/the paper

the questions in the physics paper

on a/the paper

You must not write on the question paper.

5 piece of writing
ADJECTIVE
draft (esp. BrE)
consultation (esp. BrE), discussion, position, working
research, scientific, technical
scholarly
term (AmE)

I wrote a term paper on eating disorders.

seminal
peer-reviewed
published, unpublished
influential
VERB + PAPER
deliver, give, present, read, submit
author, draft, prepare, produce, write
co-author
issue, publish, release
cite
PAPER + VERB
consider sth, deal with sth, examine sth, explore sth, focus on sth, look at sth

The paper looks at the future of university education.

outline sth
argue sth, propose sth
demonstrate sth
conclude sth
describe sth, outline sth, present sth
report sth

This paper reports the results of a two-year field experiment.

be called sth, be entitled sth, be titled sth (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
in a/the paper

Freud first mentioned this concept in his paper ‘On Narcissism’.

paper on

a paper on the development of the novel

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verb
Paper is used with these nouns as the object: ↑wall

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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