reserve

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noun
1 supply of sth available to be used in the future
ADJECTIVE
great, huge, large, substantial, vast
adequate, sufficient
low, small
existing
additional
last

It took my last reserves of strength and will to swim to the lifeboat.

untapped

The region is thought to have some of the world's largest untapped oil reserves.

hidden

She had hidden reserves of courage.

known, proven

proven oil reserves

capital, cash, currency, financial, foreign-currency, foreign-exchange, gold, international

In the face of a severe crisis relating to international reserves, the government devalued the currency twice.

dollar, sterling, etc.
coal, energy, fuel, gas, oil, petroleum (esp. AmE)
food
fat

The birds build up fat reserves to help them survive the winter.

VERB + RESERVE
have

We have only a small reserve of coal.

hold sth in, keep sth in, maintain

The crack troops were held in reserve behind the front line.

dig into (BrE), dip into, draw on, draw upon, tap, use

He had to draw on reserves of strength just to finish the race.

accumulate, build, build up, increase
deplete, exhaust

The company has depleted its reserves to make the purchase.

take
RESERVE + VERB
be available
dwindle, fall
rise
RESERVE + NOUN
assets, currency, funds
requirement
tank

The plane was fitted with fuel reserve tanks for long-distance flights.

account
power
PREPOSITION
in reserve

The rail company has two trains in service and one in reserve.

reserve of

the world's reserves of oil

2 protected area ⇨ See also ↑preserve
ADJECTIVE
national
bird (BrE), forest, game, marine, natural, nature, wildlife
VERB + RESERVE
create, establish
3 quality/feeling
ADJECTIVE
deep
natural (esp. BrE)

They made him feel at ease, despite his natural reserve.

PREPOSITION
with reserve

Any contract should be treated with reserve until it has been checked.

without reserve

She trusted him without reserve (= completely).

4 extra player; second team
VERB + RESERVE
play in (BrE)

He will continue to train and may play in the reserves next season.

RESERVE + NOUN
side (BrE), team
goalkeeper (BrE), outfielder (AmE), striker (BrE), etc.
game, match (BrE)

role (AmE)

Bautista could be traded or moved into a reserve role.

5 extra military force
ADJECTIVE
air-force, army, marine, naval
strategic
volunteer
RESERVE + NOUN
army, force, police
component, unit
officer, personnel, soldier, troops
duty
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verb
ADVERB
exclusively, only, specially, specifically, strictly

The star has a ski slope reserved exclusively for her.

generally, normally, traditionally, typically, usually

a ceremony normally reserved for heads of state

previously
PREPOSITION
for

The parking spaces are reserved for customers.

Reserve is used with these nouns as the object: ↑judgement, ↑liquid, ↑right, ↑scorn, ↑seat, ↑table, ↑ticket, ↑venom

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