local

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 [ˈləʊkəl]


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local

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. at the local [bar, post office, supermarket]
  2. the local [fair, market]
  3. a local [tribe, ritual, custom]
  4. local [government, politicians]
  5. local businesses are [supporting, suffering, paying]
  6. local authorities have [investigated, issued, denied]
  7. local homes were [flooded, damaged, cut off]
  8. the local time is
  9. dialing a local number
  10. local [amenities, facilities]
  11. the local team [won, lost]
  12. part of a local community
  13. in the local area
  14. on local issues
  15. [on, by] the local news
  16. the local [newspaper, paper, radio station]
  17. has (the) local knowledge
  18. is a local [expression, dialect, saying, word]
  19. on a local (and state) level
  20. local or [national, international]
  21. is local to [me, London]
  22. local [anesthesia, anesthetic]
  23. a local anesthetic cream, gel, formulation]
adv
  1. [encouraged, urged, better] to buy local
n
  1. [friendly, welcoming, helpful, kind, warm, hostile, cold] locals
  2. [loved, revered, hated, respected] by locals
  3. what do the locals think about the [news, tourists]?
  4. ask the locals for their [views, opinions, thoughts]
  5. the locals are (very) [friendly]
  6. the locals are apprehensive about [newcomers, tourists, foreigners, big business]
  7. the locals don't [like, welcome, take well to] newcomers
  8. the streets were full of locals and [tourists, visitors]
  9. [travel, eat] like a local
  10. catch the local into [town, the center]
  11. UK: this (pub) is my local
  12. UK: went for [lunch, a drink] at his local
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