big

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Inflections of 'big' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bigs
v 3rd person singular
bigging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bigged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bigged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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big

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. is a big [man, dog, country, company]
  2. has a big [nose, head, foot]
  3. [live in, visit] the big city
  4. a big [profit, loss]
  5. a big [portion, slice, helping, serving] of
  6. got a bigger [portion] than me
  7. his [portion] is bigger than mine
  8. need a bigger [plate, car, house]
  9. have a big [problem, issue]
  10. it's [not a, no] big deal
  11. make a big [deal, fuss] (out) of
  12. is the biggest [tree, house]
  13. is the biggest [in the world, ever]
  14. is a big day (for)
  15. [the bride's, their, the] big day
  16. my big [sister, brother]
  17. he's just a big baby!
  18. slang: [makes, earns] big bucks
  19. there is a big difference between
  20. is a big [liar, talker, drinker]
  21. a big and [deep, booming] voice
  22. how big is it?
  23. is big compared to
  24. [rather, quite, extremely, very] big
  25. (not) big enough to [know, learn, go]
  26. is too big for me
  27. the bigger, the better
  28. is big on [neatness, punctuality, discipline, respect]
  29. the [band, group, singer] is big in [Japan]
  30. that was big of you
  31. she's getting big (isn't she?)
  32. is big for his age
  33. was a big mistake
adv
  1. they (have) made it big
additional examples
  1. is a big [man, dog, country, company]
  2. has a big [nose, head, foot]
  3. [live in, visit] the big city
  4. a big [profit, loss]
  5. a big [portion, slice, helping, serving] of
  6. got a bigger [portion] than me
  7. his [portion] is bigger than mine
  8. need a bigger [plate, car, house]
  9. have a big [problem, issue]
  10. it's [not a, no] big deal
  11. make a big [deal, fuss] (out) of
  12. is the biggest [tree, house]
  13. is the biggest [in the world, ever]
  14. is a big day (for)
  15. [the bride's, their, the] big day
  16. my big [sister, brother]
  17. he's just a big baby!
  18. slang: [makes, earns] big bucks
  19. there is a big difference between
  20. is a big [liar, talker, drinker]
  21. a big and [deep, booming] voice
  22. how big is it?
  23. is big compared to
  24. [rather, quite, extremely, very] big
  25. (not) big enough to [know, learn, go]
  26. is too big for me
  27. the bigger, the better
  28. is big on [neatness, punctuality, discipline, respect]
  29. the [band, group, singer] is big in [Japan]
  30. that was big of you
  31. she's getting big (isn't she?)
  32. is big for his age
  33. was a big mistake
  34. is big-boned
  35. they (have) made it big
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