picture

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noun
1 painting/drawing/photograph
ADJECTIVE
beautiful, lovely, pretty, striking, stunning, wonderful
blurred, blurry, fuzzy, grainy
black-and-white, colour/color
digital
baby, family
school (esp. AmE) (usually school photograph in BrE)
holiday (BrE), vacation (AmE), wedding
naked, nude
VERB + PICTURE
draw, paint
compose
colour/color

The book has simple stories and pictures to colour/color.

frame, hang
display, exhibit (esp. BrE), show
pose for, sit for
get, snap, take

I got some good pictures of the procession.

print
email sb, send sb
download, upload
PICTURE + VERB
depict sth, show sth
hang
PICTURE + NOUN
frame
book, postcard
gallery
hook, rail (both esp. BrE)
editor
PREPOSITION
in a/the picture

I can't see you in the picture.

The story is told in pictures.

picture of

It's a picture of the Grand Canyon.

2 pictures on TV, in films/movies, etc.
ADJECTIVE
moving
live, satellite, television
3 description; mental image
ADJECTIVE
compelling, dramatic, vivid

The book gives a vivid picture of life in modern Japan.

clear
pretty

He didn't paint a very pretty picture of city life.

complete, comprehensive, full, general, overall, total, whole

The documentary didn't give the full picture.

big

Because she's not involved, she can see the bigger picture.

incomplete
broad

My visits enabled me to build up a broad picture of the culture.

composite

a composite picture of life a hundred years ago

accurate, balanced, realistic, true
false, misleading
idealized, optimistic (esp. BrE), rosy
bleak, dismal, gloomy, grim

The report paints a dismal picture of the government's economic record.

distorted
confusing
detailed
complex, complicated
disturbing
mental

I tried to form a mental picture of the building being described.

VERB + PICTURE
build, build up, construct, create, develop, establish (esp. BrE), form, gain, get, obtain, put together

They're trying to build up a detailed picture of the incident.

give (sb), paint, present, project, reveal

The figures reveal a disturbing picture of the state of our schools.

complete
conjure, conjure up

The smell of the sea conjures up pictures of my youth.

PICTURE + VERB
emerge

What emerges is a complex picture of family rivalry.

4 film/movie
ADJECTIVE
motion (esp. AmE)
action
great, major (AmE)
best

the award for best picture

PICTURE + VERB
direct, make
release
VERB + PICTURE
star sb

a major motion picture starring Brent Everett

PREPOSITION
in pictures (AmE, old-fashioned)

I believe her husband's in pictures (= he acts in movies or works in the industry).

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verb
Picture is used with these nouns as the object: ↑scene

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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