bead

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbiːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bid/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bēd)

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bead

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a bead of [glue, adhesive] (to)
  2. were beads of sweat on his [face, forehead]
  3. a bead of sweat [fell from, trickled down] her brow
  4. were beads of water on the [wall, window] (from)
  5. string the beads (onto)
  6. put the beads onto a [string, lanyard]
  7. a [necklace, bracelet] made of beads
  8. The [necklace] is made of beads.
  9. use beads to make a [necklace]
  10. wearing [colorful, shiny, wooden] beads
  11. [transparent, glow-in-the-dark, glass, stone, bone, vibrant] beads
  12. put pony beads in her hair
  13. had her hair in beads
  14. beads and [sequins, sparkles, gemstones]
  15. counting their beads in the [chapel, church]
  16. idiom: got a bead on his [victim, target, objective]
  17. has eyes like (shiny) beads
v
  1. beading on his [forehead, nose, face]
  2. [sweat, perspiration, blood] was beading on his [forehead]
  3. [sweat] began to bead on his [forehead]
  4. bead a [necklace, bracelet]
  5. bead her (hair) braids
n as adj
  1. a bead [necklace, bracelet]
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