chief

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtʃiːf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/tʃif/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(chēf )


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chief

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. our chief concern is [your safety, the company image]
  2. is of chief importance that you [go, remember, do]
  3. chief among her concerns is
  4. the chief [executive, financial, operating] officer
  5. the [deputy, vice, assistant, former, current] chief [executive] officer
  6. is [their, our, the country's, Australia's] chief export
  7. the chief export of [Australia] (is)
  8. the chief justice of the (supreme) court
  9. was [appointed, named] chief executive
  10. the chief executives of
  11. chief [counsel, inspector] of
  12. the chief editor
  13. is (the) editor-in-chief of
  14. the Commander-in-Chief (of)
n
  1. a [military, police, union] chief
  2. the [local, city, state, district] police chief
  3. the chief of [staff, security, police]
  4. [appointed, named, announced] (the new) chief of [staff]
  5. the chief of state
  6. a [native, clan, tribal] chief
  7. a [legendary, famous] Native American chief
  8. [discussions, talks, negotiations] with union chiefs
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