channel

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noun
1 television/radio station
ADJECTIVE
radio, television, TV, video
cable, digital, satellite, terrestrial
commercial, independent
film (esp. BrE), movie, news, sports, etc.
pay-per-view
VERB + CHANNEL
change, flip (AmE), flip through (esp. AmE), switch

I changed channels when the news came on.

change to, switch over to (esp. BrE), switch to, tune in to, tune to
watch

He was watching the cartoon channel.

surf

Lily surfed the channels on the television.

launch

Last year, the company launched its own TV channel.

CHANNEL + VERB
broadcast

This channel broadcasts 24 hours a day.

PREPOSITION
on a/the channel

There's an interesting documentary on Channel 9 tonight.

2 route for sending information
ADJECTIVE
direct, indirect

Journalists always have indirect channels for getting information.

formal, official

She first tried to get a doctor's certificate through official channels.

informal
appropriate, conventional, normal, proper, right, usual
effective

an effective channel for communication

diplomatic
communication, distribution

worldwide distribution channels

VERB + CHANNEL
go through, use

If you want a visa, you will have to go through the proper channels.

establish, open, open up

attempts to open up new channels of communication

PREPOSITION
through a/the channel

The government hopes to settle the dispute through diplomatic channels.

PHRASES
a channel of communication
channels of distribution
3 narrow area of water
ADJECTIVE
deep
narrow
drainage, irrigation

Irrigation channels supply the crops with water.

river, water

The garden has fountains and water channels.

shipping
VERB + CHANNEL
form
block
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verb
Channel is used with these nouns as the object: ↑aggression, ↑anger, ↑effort, ↑emotion, ↑energy, ↑fund, ↑magic, ↑rage

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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