gravity

noun
1 natural force
ADJECTIVE
low, weak, zero

the weak gravity on the moon

strong
VERB + GRAVITY
defy

The building leans so much that it seems to defy gravity.

GRAVITY + VERB
pull sth

Gravity pulls objects together.

bend sth

Gravity bends light like a lens.

PREPOSITION
by gravity

The water flows from the tank by gravity to the houses below.

PHRASES
centre/center of gravity (often figurative)

a low centre/center of gravity

The world's economic centre/center of gravity is shifting east.

the force of gravity
the law of gravity, the laws of gravity
2 seriousness
ADJECTIVE
extreme

I don't think you realize the extreme gravity of the situation.

VERB + GRAVITY
appreciate, realize, understand
PREPOSITION
with gravity

The threat is not being treated with the gravity it deserves.


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