fine

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfaɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/faɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fīn; Mus.nā; Wine fēn)


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

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. fine [wine, foods, art]
  2. fine [china, silk, cotton, fabrics, thread]
  3. is the finest [wine] that I have ever
  4. a fine [collection, selection, example, choice] (of)
  5. is a fine [singer, player, coach, actor]
  6. is a fine figure of a man
  7. cuts a fine figure
  8. [appreciates, wants, likes, enjoys] the finer things in life
  9. fine [sand, powder]
  10. has (very) fine hair
  11. [trace, draw] a (very) fine [line, outline] around
  12. read the fine print
  13. you're [treading, walking] on a very fine line!
  14. there is a fine line between [love and hate, failure and success]
  15. has done a fine job of
  16. (has) made a fine mess of
  17. UK: got us into a fine (old) mess
  18. [this is, it's] a fine time to [start, tell me, decide]
  19. I'm fine, thank you
  20. [feel, am feeling] fine
  21. [looks, seems] fine (to me)
  22. yes, that's fine
  23. that's fine [for, by, with] me
  24. that [is, will, would] be fine [for] me
  25. everything is fine
  26. it is fine to [say, claim, be]
n
  1. an [unreasonable, excessive] fine
  2. got a [$200] fine
  3. got a fine of [$200]
  4. got a [speeding] fine
  5. got a fine for [speeding, littering, illegal parking]
  6. the [cop, police] gave me a fine
  7. paid my fine
  8. [forgot, refused] to pay my fine
  9. take the fine to court
  10. got my fine reduced
  11. [reduce, increase] the fine
  12. will be [liable, subject] to a ($200) fine
v
  1. fined for [speeding, illegal parking, obscenity]
  2. fined by the [city, police, state]
  3. fined over [weapons, sexual assault] charges
  4. fined [$100] (for)
  5. fined and [suspended, imprisoned, banned]
  6. [will, should, could] be fined
  7. fined the [company, user, account holder]
adv
  1. did fine on the [test, exam]
additional examples
  1. fined for [speeding, illegal parking, obscenity]
  2. an [unreasonable, excessive] fine
  3. fine [wine, foods, art]
  4. fined by the [city, police, state]
  5. got a [$200] fine
  6. fine [china, silk, cotton, fabrics, thread]
  7. fined over [weapons, sexual assault] charges
  8. got a fine of [$200]
  9. is the finest [wine] that I have ever
  10. fined [$100] (for)
  11. got a [speeding] fine
  12. a fine [collection, selection, example, choice] (of)
  13. fined and [suspended, imprisoned, banned]
  14. got a fine for [speeding, littering, illegal parking]
  15. is a fine [singer, player, coach, actor]
  16. [will, should, could] be fined
  17. the [cop, police] gave me a fine
  18. is a fine figure of a man
  19. fined the [company, user, account holder]
  20. paid my fine
  21. cuts a fine figure
  22. [forgot, refused] to pay my fine
  23. [appreciates, wants, likes, enjoys] the finer things in life
  24. take the fine to court
  25. fine [sand, powder]
  26. got my fine reduced
  27. has (very) fine hair
  28. [reduce, increase] the fine
  29. [trace, draw] a (very) fine [line, outline] around
  30. will be [liable, subject] to a ($200) fine
  31. read the fine print
  32. you're [treading, walking] on a very fine line!
  33. there is a fine line between [love and hate, failure and success]
  34. has done a fine job of
  35. (has) made a fine mess of
  36. UK: got us into a fine (old) mess
  37. [this is, it's] a fine time to [start, tell me, decide]
  38. I'm fine, thank you
  39. [feel, am feeling] fine
  40. [looks, seems] fine (to me)
  41. yes, that's fine
  42. that's fine [for, by, with] me
  43. that [is, will, would] be fine [for] me
  44. everything is fine
  45. it is fine to [say, claim, be]
  46. fine and dandy
  47. did fine on the [test, exam]
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