card

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noun
1 giving written or electronic information
ADJECTIVE
ID, identity, membership
business, calling, visiting (esp. BrE)
appointment, invitation (esp. BrE)
index, record, report
green (= a document that legally allows sb to live and work in the US)
flash (usually flashcard)
laminated
swipe
punch
smart
VERB + CARD
hand sb, hand out

He went around the room handing out business cards.

scan, swipe
insert
CARD + NOUN
catalogue

She searched the library's card catalogue.

reader
PREPOSITION
on a/the card

Write the main points of your speech on cards.

2 used to pay/get money
ADJECTIVE
plastic

He had a wallet full of plastic cards.

ATM (esp. AmE), cash, charge, credit, debit
cheque/check, cheque guarantee (BrE)
phone
prepaid (esp. AmE)
ration
VERB + CARD
pay by, put sth on, use

She paid for the hotel by credit card.

I'll put the meal on my card.

accept, take

The restaurant accepts all major credit cards.

issue (sb with)

The bank hasn't issued me with a cash card yet.

cancel

Contact the bank and cancel all your cards.

CARD + NOUN
number
holder
company, issuer
payment, transaction
3 in a computer
ADJECTIVE
graphics, memory, network, PC, sound, video, wireless
VERB + CARD
install

You need to install a new graphics card.

CARD + NOUN
slot

The computer has three additional card slots.

4 with a message
ADJECTIVE
greeting (AmE), greetings (BrE)
birthday, Christmas, get-well, holiday (AmE), sympathy
VERB + CARD
give sb, send sb
sign, write

Everyone at work signed a card for her.

get, receive
5 used for a game
ADJECTIVE
playing
winning
court (BrE), face, picture
tarot
baseball (AmE), trading
trump (often figurative)

This defender's ability to score vital goals has often proved a trump card.

wild (often figurative)

Bennett is something of a wild card (= it is difficult to predict what he will do).

… OF CARDS
deck (AmE), pack (BrE)
hand
VERB + CARD
cut, deal, shuffle
play

Each player in turn must play a card.

pick

‘Pick a card,’ said the conjurer.

hold (often figurative)

The kidnappers hold all the cards(= are in control of the situation).

CARD + NOUN
game
player
playing
trick
table
6 cards game
… OF CARD
game
VERB + CARDS
play

We play cards every Friday night.

lose at, win at

He always wins at cards.

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NOTE: Playing cards
two, three, etc. of … 

the four of hearts

jack of … , queen of … , king of … , ace of … 

the ace of spades

high … , low … 

a low club

black … , red … 

You can't put a red five on a red six.

pick up … , take … 

Why didn't you pick up the king?

have … , hold … 

He knew his opponents held only spades and diamonds.

lay down … , play … , put down … 

She put down a joker.

lead … 

You should have led a high spade.

draw … 

Use your ace and king to draw the trumps.

trump … 

He trumped my ace!

 … are high,  … are trumps,  … are wild

Spades are trumps.

This time twos are wild, aces high.

 … trick (in games like bridge and whist)

We needed to take three more spade tricks.

on a/the … 

You can play either a nine or a jack on a ten.

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verb
Card is used with these nouns as the object: ↑wool

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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