casenounuk /keɪs/ us /keɪs/
case noun (SITUATION)
- We don't usually accept late applications, but in this case we will make an exception.
- The newspaper photo apparently showed him in Rome but it was a case of mistaken identity .
- As is often the case with children, Amy was completely better by the time the doctor arrived.
- He may possibly decide not to come, in which case there's no problem.
- In special cases the manager will stretch the rules .
case noun (PROBLEM)
- He has been cited as the co-respondent in the divorce case.
- The court's decision on this case will turn the clock back 50 years.
- The lack of evidence means that the case is unlikely to go to court.
- The jury took five days to deliberate on the case.
- His lawyers have decided not to proceed with the case.
case noun (CONTAINER)
- I emptied the closet and put my belongings into the black overnight case.
- "Can you lift this case?" "It depends on how heavy it is."
- I've lashed your case to the roof rack.
- The crown, decorated with diamonds and other precious stones, was exhibited in a special case.
- She slammed her case down on the desk with a smack.
case noun (ARGUMENT)
case noun (GRAMMAR)
caseverbuk /keɪs/ us /keɪs/ slang
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