witnessnoun [C]uk us /ˈwɪt.nəs/
witness noun [C] (SEE)
- If you haven't got a witness, you haven't got a leg to stand on.
- One by one the witnesses narrated the sequence of events which led up to the disaster.
- The document was signed in the presence of two witnesses.
- New witnesses have cast doubt on some of the evidence that sent the 19 year old to the gallows.
- She bore witness to his patience and diligence.
witness noun [C] (LAW)
witnessverb [T]uk us /ˈwɪt.nəs/
witness verb [T] (BE PRESENT)
- I've never witnessed such extremes of wealth and poverty.
- Recent years have witnessed a growth in religious fundamentalism.
- What we are witnessing is the country's slow slide into anarchy.
- His face registered extreme disapproval of what he had witnessed.
- It was a terrible thing to witness.
witness verb [T] (HAPPEN)
- almost/nearly die of sth idiom
- be a martyr to sth idiom
- be a victim of your own success idiom
- be devoured by sth idiom
- get the short end of the stick idiom
- get/have your fingers burned idiom
- go through sth
- ups and downs
witness verb [T] (SHOW)
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