screen

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noun
1 on a TV, computer, etc.
ADJECTIVE
big, giant, huge, large
small, tiny
blank

I sat gazing at the blank screen, trying to think of something to write.

full, split
computer, laptop, radar, television, TV, video
display
projection, projector
colour/color
flat, wide (usually widescreen)

a flat-screen TV

LCD, plasma
touch
17-inch, 48-inch, etc.
VERB + SCREEN
fill

The star's face filled the screen.

be glued to, gaze at, look at, stare at, watch
SCREEN + VERB
show
flash, flicker

The screen flickered, and then everything went dark.

fade
SCREEN + NOUN
saver
image
resolution, size
name
PREPOSITION
on (the) screen

Information can be viewed on screen or printed out.

The image came up on the screen for a few seconds.

PHRASES
go black, go blank

The screen suddenly went black.

2 films/movies or television in general
ADJECTIVE
cinema (esp. BrE), movie (esp. AmE)
big, small

big-screen entertainment

(= at the cinema)

She appears regularly on the small screen (= on television).

silver (= the film/movie industry) (old-fashioned)
VERB + SCREEN
appear on, grace

the greatest comic actor ever to grace a movie screen

bring sth to

Henry James's novel was brought to the screen by director James Ivory.

share

She shares the screen with Nicole Kidman.

SCREEN + NOUN
adaptation, version

Neil Simon's screen adaptation of his hit stage play

actor, beauty (esp. BrE), legend, star

The film features screen legends James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

persona

Bogart's screen persona as a cynical anti-hero

presence
appearance

Marilyn Monroe's first screen appearance

time

De Niro is only given a few minutes of screen time.

test
debut
career
PREPOSITION
off screen

They play deadly rivals in the show but they are good friends off screen.

on (the) screen

She is remembered mainly for her performances on screen.

PHRASES
stage and screen

stars of stage and screen

3 partition
ADJECTIVE
folding

The room was divided by a folding screen.

privacy (esp. AmE), security
VERB + SCREEN
put up
SCREEN + NOUN
door, window (both AmE)

I opened the screen door and stepped out onto the porch.

PREPOSITION
behind a/the screen

His desk was discreetly placed behind a screen.

screen between

There is a screen between the two beds.

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verb
1 check sb/sth for faults/illnesses
ADVERB
carefully

All foster parents are carefully screened.

routinely
PREPOSITION
for

All pregnant women are to be screened for the infection.

2 show sth on television or in a cinema/movie theater
ADVERB
live

The race will be screened live on TV.

Screen is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑television
Screen is used with these nouns as the object: ↑applicant, ↑application, ↑baggage, ↑call, ↑candidate, ↑employee, ↑film, ↑luggage, ↑movie, ↑passenger, ↑programme, ↑series, ↑videotape

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