action

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈækʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈækʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(akshən)

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action

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. (swift) [military, legal] action
  2. [community, public] action
  3. [corrective, disciplinary, preventive] action
  4. [recommended, appropriate, proposed] action
  5. needs [immediate, swift, strong] action
  6. took legal action against him
  7. benefits from affirmative action
  8. no action was (ever) taken
  9. action is [required, necessary, needed]
  10. made an action to [hit him, run away]
  11. took action (in order) to [protect, prevent, ensure, improve]
  12. took action on behalf of
  13. took action against [smoking, piracy, terrorism]
  14. [jumped, spun, swung, leaped, sprang] into action
  15. example of [creativity, kindness, natural selection] in action
  16. was a [lot, ton] of action [at school, during the game, in the town]
  17. the [movie, story] has a [lot] of action
  18. lights, camera, action!
  19. was [jam-packed, packed, filled] with action
  20. an action of [aggression, war] (against)
n as adj
  1. an action [movie, scene, man]
  2. likes to [play with, collect] action figures
  3. a class action lawsuit
  4. an action-packed [weekend, movie]
  5. (ordered) action stations
v
  1. (we will) action your [request]
  2. your [request, recommendation] has been actioned
  3. actioned [by the board, on request, swiftly]
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