flu

noun
ADJECTIVE
mild
bad
gastric (BrE), stomach (AmE)
avian, bird
pandemic
… OF FLU
bout (esp. BrE), case, dose

She's had a nasty dose of flu. (BrE)

She's had a nasty dose of the flu. (AmE)

strain
VERB + FLU
be in bed with (esp. BrE), have, suffer from
catch, come down with, contract, get, go down with (BrE)
FLU + NOUN
bug, virus
epidemic, outbreak, pandemic
symptoms
victim
vaccine
jab (BrE), shot (AmE), vaccination
strain
season (= time when a lot of people suffer from flu)
PHRASES
a bout with the flu (AmE)

She was off work for four days because of a bout with the flu.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • flu — [flu:] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: influenza] a common illness that makes you feel very tired and weak, gives you a sore throat, and makes you cough and have to clear your nose a lot = ↑influenza ▪ Steven s still in bed with flu . ▪ She s got …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flu — [ flu ] noun uncount * a very common infectious disease that lasts a short time and makes you feel hot or cold, weak, and tired: INFLUENZA: He s in bed with flu. the flu: I ve got the flu …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flu- — ⇒FLU(O) , FLUOR , (FLU , FLUO )élément de compos. Élém. de compos. toujours vivant, tiré de fluor, servant à construire des termes de chim. dont le signifié a un rapport avec le fluor. I. [Forme flu(o) ] A. [Sert à former des adj. Le 2e élém. est …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • flu´id|ly — flu|id «FLOO ihd», noun, adjective. –n. any liquid or gas; something that will flow. Water, mercury, air, and oxygen are fluids. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under liquid. (Cf. ↑liquid) –adj. 1. like a liquid or gas; flowing: »She poured the fluid mass… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flu|id — «FLOO ihd», noun, adjective. –n. any liquid or gas; something that will flow. Water, mercury, air, and oxygen are fluids. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under liquid. (Cf. ↑liquid) –adj. 1. like a liquid or gas; flowing: »She poured the fluid mass of hot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flȕīd — m 〈G flȕida〉 1. {{001f}}a. {{001f}}svaka tvar, kao što je voda ili zrak, koja teče i može poprimiti oblik tijela u kojem se nalazi (tekućina, sok, izlučina, plin) b. {{001f}}〈mn〉 kem. zajednički naziv za tekućine i plinove 2. {{001f}}razg.… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • flu — adj. invar., s.n. 1. adj. invar. (Despre îmbrăcăminte) Vaporos. 2. adj. invar. (Despre imagini) Cu contururi imprecise, estompate. 3. s.n. Efect fotografic care dă evanescenţă contururilor. [Scris şi: flou] – Din fr. flou …   Dicționar Român

  • flu — 1839, flue, shortening of INFLUENZA (Cf. influenza). Spelling flu attested from 1893. For choice of middle syllable, not a common method of shortening in English, Weekley compares tec for detective, scrip for subscription …   Etymology dictionary

  • flü — flü·gel; flü·gel·horn; …   English syllables

  • flu — a 19c shortening of influenza, is used (with or without the) as often as the full form, except in more formal contexts. The older form flu (with initial apostrophe) has dropped out of use …   Modern English usage

  • Flu- — ↑ Fluor (1) …   Universal-Lexikon

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