comb

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkəʊm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/koʊm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kōm for 1; ko̅o̅m, kōm for 2)


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comb

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [fine, thick, long, wide] -toothed comb
  2. a comb with [fine] teeth
  3. brushed [her, the dog's, the horse's] hair with a comb
  4. used a comb to [hold, gather, untangle] her hair
  5. held [back, in place] with a (tortoise-shell) comb
  6. comb and [brush, scissors]
  7. gave her hair a (quick) comb
  8. [searched, looked through, examined] the [documents, crime scene] with a fine-toothed comb
  9. go through it with a fine-toothed comb
  10. the [hen's, rooster's] comb
  11. honey [in, straight from] the comb
v
  1. comb your [hair, bangs]
  2. comb out her (long) hair
  3. comb out the [tangles, knots, gum]
  4. comb the [conditioner, gel] through your hair
  5. combs his hair over (his bald spot)
  6. combed his fingers through his hair
  7. comb the area for [clues, evidence, her lost ring]
  8. [police, search parties, authorities] are combing the area
  9. comb the beach for [shells, treasures]
  10. comb through [his belongings, the garbage, the garage]
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