Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “function as sth/sb”

See all translations

function as sth/sb

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with function   /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ us  
to perform the purpose of a particular thing or the duties of a particular person: We have a spare bedroom that also functions as a study.
Translations of “function as sth/sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 充當, 當作, 起…的作用…
in Chinese (Simplified) 充当, 当作, 起…的作用…
(Definition of function as sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of function as sth/sb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

SMART Thesaurus: Performing a function

“function as sth/sb”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More