straw

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstrɔː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/strɔ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(strô)


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straw

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [basket, hat] made of straw
  2. [stuffed, filled] with straw
  3. slept on the straw in the barn
  4. fed the [animals, livestock] straw
  5. the [animals] ate straw
  6. the [cows, cattle] were chewing straw
  7. [oat, barley, wheat] straw
  8. a bale of straw
  9. sipping her [soda, water] through a straw
  10. can I have a straw?
  11. would you like a straw for that?
  12. blew bubbles with his straw
  13. a [bendy, curly] straw
  14. shot a spitball with a straw
  15. used a straw to shoot spitballs (at)
  16. pull straws to see who has to [go, pay, try]
  17. draw straws to see who [goes]
  18. pulled the short straw
  19. idiom: that's the last straw!
  20. idiom: was the last straw
  21. idiom: the final straw was (when)
  22. idiom: was the straw that broke the camel's back
  23. idiom: they were just [clutching, grasping] at straws
n as adj
  1. straw [bales, piles, bundles]
  2. [wear, buy, put on] a straw hat
  3. a [man, gentleman, tourist] with a straw hat
  4. slept on a straw mattress
  5. a straw [shade, tone, color]
  6. construct a straw man argument
  7. never trust a straw man
  8. [conduct, take] a straw poll (of)
adv
  1. [the lampshade, her hair] is straw- [colored, color]
  2. a straw- [colored] [lampshade, table, chair]
'straw' also found in these entries:
ass - barley - camel - drink - final - graze - hat - hay - heap - hut - last - pillow - poll - roof - shack - short - sip - stuff
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