DIRECTION › in the direction of somewhere: Dimitri is going to Germany next week. I ran to the door.
ANOTHER PERSON › used to show who receives something or experiences an action: Could you give these keys to Pete? Anna was speaking to her mother on the phone. I lent my bike to Tom.
POSITION › almost touching or facing something: She stood with her back to the window.
from ... to ... › used to give information about periods of time and distances: The museum is open from Monday to Saturday. The bus goes from London to Cambridge. › including: The book deals with everything from childhood to old age.
BEFORE › used to say 'before' the hour when you are saying what time it is: It's five to three.
COMPARE › used to compare two things: I prefer football to cricket.
UNTIL › until a particular time or state: It's only two weeks to my birthday. She nursed him back to health.
SOMEONE'S OPINION › used to say what someone's opinion is: Fifty pounds is nothing to Matthew (= he would not think it was a lot of money).
to sb's disappointment/relief/surprise, etc › used to say that someone feels disappointed/relieved/surprised, etc by something: To Pierre's disappointment, Monique wasn't at the party.
MEASUREMENT › used to say how many parts make up a whole unit of measurement or money: There are 100 pence to the British pound.
BELONGING › belonging to or connected with: Can you give me the keys to the car?