shower

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noun
1 for washing your body
ADJECTIVE
cold, cool
hot, steaming, warm
brief, quick

I'll just take a quick shower.

refreshing, relaxing
electric (esp. BrE)
power
en suite, private
stall (AmE), walk-in
communal, locker-room (AmE)
outdoor
VERB + SHOWER
grab (AmE), have (esp. BrE), take (esp. AmE)
hit (esp. AmE)

After the game, the boys hit the showers.

SHOWER + VERB
run

He could hear the shower running in the bathroom.

SHOWER + NOUN
cubicle (BrE), curtain, room, stall (AmE), unit (esp. BrE)
block (esp. BrE)

The plans include changing facilities and shower blocks.

door, head, tray

He left the shower door open.

gel
cap
2 of rain or snow
ADJECTIVE
rain, sleet, snow
heavy, light
intermittent, occasional, odd (BrE), scattered
frequent
blustery, squally (BrE), thundery (BrE), wintry
April, spring, summer
VERB + SHOWER
brave

They decided to brave the showers and headed for the coast.

SHOWER + VERB
die out

Scattered showers will die out by late evening.

3 of small objects
ADJECTIVE
dust, meteor
VERB + SHOWER
send

A light exploded, sending a shower of sparks raining down.

PREPOSITION
shower of

The grinding wheel sent out a shower of sparks.

4 (AmE) party to give presents
ADJECTIVE
baby
bridal, wedding
VERB + SHOWER
have, throw
give sb
plan, plan for
attend
SHOWER + NOUN
invitation

I got a shower invitation from Katie.

gift
PREPOSITION
shower for

a baby shower for my sister

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verb
Shower is used with these nouns as the object: ↑confetti, ↑praise, ↑spark

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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