sex

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɛks/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/sɛks/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(seks)

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sex

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [good, bad, great, fantastic, disappointing] sex
  2. [safe, casual, unprotected, rough, kinky, gay, anal, extramarital] sex
  3. sex outside (of) marriage
  4. (don't believe in) sex before marriage
  5. (your) biological sex
  6. [desperate, looking, cruising] for sex
  7. call him up for sex
  8. [have, offer, refuse, need, want] sex
  9. have sex with your [husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, partner]
  10. have sex in [bed, public, the bath tub, the living room, the elevator]
  11. have sex on the [sofa, floor, terrace, beach]
  12. have sex every [day, week, month]
  13. have sex [twice] a [week]
  14. hasn't had sex for [months]
  15. was caught having sex with his [lover, mistress, secretary]
  16. always has sex on [her mind, the brain]
  17. the [teenager, boy, actor, student] is obsessed with sex
  18. [insist on, practice] safe sex
  19. is of the [male, female] sex
  20. [state, write, type] your sex
  21. what sex is your [puppy, kitten, dog, cat]?
  22. what is your [puppy's] sex?
  23. age, sex, location
  24. [members, people, persons] of the [opposite, same] sex
  25. attracted to (someone of) the same sex
  26. [shy, timid, confident] with members of the [opposite] sex
  27. [people, students, patients] of both sexes
  28. [battle of, equality between] the sexes
  29. sex sells [clothing, movies]
n as adj
  1. [female, male, human, an animal's] sex organs
  2. the sex parts of [a plant, other men]
  3. [make, sell, use, play with] sex toys
  4. a sex [worker, offender, addict, slave, therapist]
  5. sex education [classes, lessons]
  6. the sex trade
  7. (use it) as a sex aid
  8. has [incredible, great, amazing] sex appeal
  9. [is, has become] a sex symbol
  10. performed a sex act (on)
  11. the [play, movie, book] is full of sex scenes
  12. slang: she's a sex bomb
  13. a same-sex [couple, wedding, marriage]
v
  1. sex up the [movie, book, story, plot]
  2. sexed the [movie] up
  3. sexed it up by [showing, including]
  4. sexually explicit: sexed her up
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