diet

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdaɪət/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdaɪɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dīit)


Inflections of 'diet' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
diets
v 3rd person singular
dieting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dieted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
dieted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

diet

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [low-fat, meat-free, vegetarian, weight-loss, liquid, protein] diet
  2. a [balanced, healthy] diet
  3. a healthy [Mediterranean] diet
  4. a healthy diet of
  5. a diet low in [calories, sugar, carbohydrates]
  6. has been [put, placed] on a diet
  7. I'm on a diet
  8. is following a strict diet
  9. don't want to break my diet
  10. I already broke my diet
  11. on a diet to lose [flab, fat, weight]
  12. on a diet to gain [muscle, strength, tone]
  13. have to [watch, control] my diet
  14. am trying to improve my diet
  15. live on a diet of [herbs, roots, vegetables, fruit]
  16. their diet consists mostly of
  17. are fed a steady diet of
  18. their [native, traditional] diet consists of
  19. the latest [craze, trend, fad] in diets
  20. watched a steady diet of [talk shows, soap operas, comedies]
v
  1. dieting to [lose weight, lower cholesterol, get skinny, stay slim]
  2. dieting [for the summer, before her wedding]
  3. dieting to [fit, get] into her (wedding) dress
  4. dieted herself down [to 125 pounds, a dress size]
  5. lose weight by dieting and exercising
  6. don't need to diet
  7. [began, started] to diet
n as adj
  1. diet [pills, sachets, supplements]
  2. [recommend, suggest, follow] a diet plan
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