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/ bUk; bJk/ n 1 [C] (a) number of printed or written sheets of paper bound together in a cover ; : a leather-bound book . (b) written work or composition, eg a novel, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, etc : writing/reading a book about/on Shakespeare []. 2 [C] number of blank or lined sheets of paper fastened together in a cover and used for writing in ; : Write the essay in your (exercise-)books, not on rough paper. , . 3 books [pl] written records of the finances of a business; accounts : do the books, ie check the accounts * The company's books are audited every year. . 4 [C] number of similar items fastened together in the shape of a book : a book of stamps/tickets/matches [/]. 5 [C] any of the main divisions of a large written work , , : the books of the Bible 《》. 6 [sing] words of an opera or a musical; libretto , . 7 [C] record of bets made, eg on a horse race : keep/make/open a book (on sth), ie take bets (on a match, race, etc) . 8 the book [sing] telephone directory : Are you in the book? ? 9 (idm ) be in sb's good/bad `books (infml ) have/not have sb's favour or approval []: You'll be in the boss's bad books if you don't work harder. , . bring sb to `book (for sth) require sb to give an explanation (of his behaviour) : bring a criminal to book . by the `book (infml ) strictly according to the rules : He's always careful to do things by the book. . a closed book => close4. cook the books => cook. every/any trick in the book => trick. (be) on the books of sth (be) employed as a player by a football club : He's on Everton's books. ?
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03
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book
/ bUk; bJk/ v 1 (a) [I, Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (up) reserve (a place, accommodation, etc); buy (a ticket, etc) in advance , ; : Book early if you want to be sure of a seat. , . * book a hotel room, a seat on a plane * I'd like to book three seats for tonight's concert. . * The hotel/performance is fully booked (up), ie There are no more rooms/tickets available. []. (b) [Tn.pr] ~ sb on sth reserve a place, ticket, etc for sb on (a plane, etc) : We're booked on the next flight. . (c) [Tn] engage or hire (sb) in advance : We've booked a conjuror for our Christmas party. . 2 [Tn] (infml ) enter the name of (sb) in a book or record, esp when bringing a charge : The police booked me for speeding. . * He was booked by the referee for foul play. . 3 (phr v) book in register at a hotel, an airport, etc . book sb in make a reservation for sb (at a hotel, etc) : We've booked you in at the Plaza for two nights. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03
book
/ bUk; bJk/ v 1 (a) [I, Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (up) reserve (a place, accommodation, etc); buy (a ticket, etc) in advance , ; : Book early if you want to be sure of a seat. , . * book a hotel room, a seat on a plane * I'd like to book three seats for tonight's concert. . * The hotel/performance is fully booked (up), ie There are no more rooms/tickets available. []. (b) [Tn.pr] ~ sb on sth reserve a place, ticket, etc for sb on (a plane, etc) : We're booked on the next flight. . (c) [Tn] engage or hire (sb) in advance : We've booked a conjuror for our Christmas party. . 2 [Tn] (infml ) enter the name of (sb) in a book or record, esp when bringing a charge : The police booked me for speeding. . * He was booked by the referee for foul play. . 3 (phr v) book in register at a hotel, an airport, etc . book sb in make a reservation for sb (at a hotel, etc) : We've booked you in at the Plaza for two nights. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03

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