staple

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsteɪpəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsteɪpəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stāpəl)


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

staple

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [cheese, bread, rice] is a staple in my diet
  2. is a staple in the diets of many
  3. is a staple in the [Asian] diet
  4. is a staple of [any, a balanced] diet
  5. provide [rice, milk, bread] and other staples
  6. became a staple in her diet
  7. is a staple of the [Nicaraguan] economy
  8. staples of a [solid, good, long-lasting] marriage
  9. a box of staples
  10. refill the staples
  11. put a staple in the [upper-left] corner
  12. [pull out, remove] the staples (from)
  13. [wood, carpet] staples
  14. use staples to [hold down, secure]
adj
  1. is part of a staple diet
  2. are staple ingredients in [Asia, Europe, the USA]
  3. a staple food of the [poor, homeless, elite]
  4. the [country's, region's] main staple food
  5. a staple crop [grown, harvested, traded, exported]
  6. are staple industries in [the UK, France, Germany]
  7. staple subjects of [debate, discussion, conversation]
v
  1. staple the [pages, sheets, notes] together
  2. staple up a [poster, flyer]
  3. staple a [poster] to the [bulletin board]
  4. staple a [poster] up on the [bulletin board]
  5. staple wires [in place, into position]
  6. staple the wound (shut)
n as adj
  1. use a staple [gun, remover]
'staple' also found in these entries:
copy - gun - maize - rice - rye
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