proper

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈprɒpər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈprɑpɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(propər)

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proper

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. [the, a] proper way to [do, make, fix]
  2. the proper use of [cleaning products, semicolons, English]
  3. am I in the proper place?
  4. [provide, fill out] the proper [paperwork, application, parts]
  5. the proper treatment of [animals, workers, children]
  6. (put) everything (back) in its proper place
  7. (not) a good example of proper behavior
  8. is a proper [name, noun]
  9. a proper functioning [machine, car]
  10. give him a proper [goodbye, celebration, sendoff]
  11. UK: give it a proper going-over
  12. given the proper credit (that he deserves)
  13. need a proper balance [of, between]
  14. can I see a proper identification?
  15. following the proper procedures
  16. maintain (the) proper [distance, temperature]
  17. [give, get] a proper [answer, account]
  18. a proper time to [plant, go, ask]
  19. observe the proper [rites, rules of conduct, dress code]
  20. proper [nutrition, diet]
  21. the [features, characteristics] proper to
  22. is proper to [say, give, make]
  23. is always so proper and polite
  24. is so prim and proper
  25. slang, UK: he's proper crazy
  26. it [is, was] not (considered) proper to
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