dot

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'DOT': /ˌdiːəʊˈtiː/; 'dot': /ˈdɒt/; 'Dot': /dɒt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɑt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'dot': (dot; Law dot, dôt); 'Dot': (dot)



Inflections of 'dot' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
dots
v 3rd person singular
dotting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dotted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
dotted
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

dot

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [black, white, blue, red] dots
  2. have an ink dot on your [shirt, pants]
  3. have a dot of ink on your [shirt]
  4. a [drawing, dress, surface] with dots
  5. need to [be, get] there at [five] on the dot
  6. [arrived, came, turned up] at [seven] on the dot
  7. forgot the dot [on, above] the letter
  8. [add, melt, fry] a dot of butter
  9. connect the dots
  10. UK: [happened, started] in the year dot
v
  1. [raindrops, mud, coffee] dotted her shirt
  2. dotted the [window, leaf, pond]
  3. dotted with [raindrops]
  4. [trees, church spires, chimneys] dotted the landscape
  5. the [landscape, valley] was dotted with [trees]
  6. dot your i's and cross your t's
  7. dot [butter, cinnamon, herbs] on
  8. dot the [top, surface, pie] with [butter]
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