demandverb [T]uk /dɪˈmɑːnd/ us /-ˈmænd/
demand verb [T] (REQUEST)
- We demand freedom from injustice/persecution .
- It was grossly unfair to demand such a high interest rate on the loan.
- I think I'm quite within my rights to demand a full refund.
- Carrying a gun, he walked up to the cashier and demanded money.
- She strode purposefully up to the desk and demanded to speak to the manager.
demand verb [T] (NEED)
demandnounuk /dɪˈmɑːnd/ us /-ˈmænd/
demand noun (REQUEST)
- There's increasing demand for cars which are more economical on fuel.
- Low consumer demand has forced us to mark down a wide range of goods, sometimes by as much as 30%.
- You can see why they refused her demand for a pay rise, but I suppose it was perfectly reasonable for her to ask.
- The party leader resisted demands for his resignation.
- The unions intend to call a strike if management will not agree to their demands.
demand noun (NEED)
- a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do idiom
- be a question of doing sth idiom
- if/when push comes to shove idiom
- on a need-to-know basis idiom
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