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report

verb uk   /rɪˈpɔːt/ us    /-ˈpɔːrt/

report verb (TELL)

B1 [I or T] to give a description of something or information about it to someone: We called the insurance company to report the theft. The assassination was reported in all the newspapers. I want you to report (to me) on progress (= on what you have done) every Friday. [+ -ing verb] Spies reported seeing a build-up of soldiers. [+ obj + adj ] He was reported missing in action. The inquiry reports (= will officially make its results known) next week. be reported to be/do sth to be described by people as being or doing a particular thing although there is no real proof: The storm is reported to have killed five people. [T] to make a complaint to a person in authority about something or someone: My neighbours reported me to the police for firing my rifle in the garden.

report verb (GO)

[I usually + adv/prep] to go to a place or a person and say that you are there: I report for (= am ready for and at) work/duty at 8 a.m. every morning.

report

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈpɔːt/ us    /-ˈpɔːrt/

report noun [C] (DESCRIPTION)

A2 (also school report, US also report card) a teacher's written statement to parents about a child's ability and performance at school B1 a description of an event or situation: a news/weather report a company's financial/annual report I gave/made/submitted a report of the theft to the insurance company. She sent in weekly reports on the situation. reports [plural] stories for which you do not yet have real proof: According to reports, ten pupils were expelled. We're getting reports of a plane crash in Paris.

report noun [C] (NOISE)

formal the loud noise of a shot: We heard the loud/sharp report of a rifle.
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