string1 [ strıŋ ] noun ***
▸ 1 thin rope
▸ 2 group/series of things
▸ 3 on instrument
▸ 4 on tennis racket, etc.
▸ 5 something like string
▸ 6 players rated by ability
▸ 7 limiting conditions
▸ 8 G-string
1. ) count or uncount thin rope, usually made of twisted fibers and used for tying things together:
a package tied with string
a piece of string
The balloon was attached to a long string.
2. ) count string of a group of similar or connected things:
a string of islands
A string of cars traveled up the narrow mountain road.
He owns a string of restaurants in the Midwest.
a string of questions/lies/insults: I was confronted by a string of questions.
a ) COMPUTING a group of characters used in a computer program and treated as a single unit
b ) a series of similar or connected events that happen one after the other:
A string of fires plagued the area last summer.
The team had a string of 13 wins last season.
3. ) count one of several long pieces of NYLON, wire, or another substance stretched across a musical instrument, and used for producing sounds:
guitar/violin/harp strings
a ) strings plural the STRINGED INSTRUMENTS in an orchestra, or the people who play them
4. ) count any of the long thin pieces of plastic or other material stretched across the frame of a tennis RACKET or similar piece of sports equipment
5. ) count something long and thin that is similar to a string:
Strings of damp hair clung to her forehead.
6. ) uncount AMERICAN a group of players of the same level of ability:
first/second string: He made the second string on the baseball team.
7. ) strings plural special conditions that limit an offer or agreement:
If there are any strings involved, I'm really not interested.
no strings attached: The money was given with no strings attached.
8. ) count a G-STRING
have someone on a string INFORMAL
to be able to control someone:
He has them on a string waiting for his answer.
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string 2 [ strıŋ ] (past tense and past participle strung [ strʌŋ ] ) verb transitive
1. ) to pass a string through several things in order to make a chain:
The children sat on the floor stringing beads.
2. ) to hang something between two objects:
She strung a hammock between two trees.
3. ) to hang things in a line:
string something on/around/along/across something: Lights were strung all around the patio.
4. ) to put strings on a musical instrument or a sports RACKET
,string a`long phrasal verb
1. ) transitive string someone along to make someone continue believing something that is false for a long time, especially something about your intentions or beliefs:
She's just stringing you along she won't marry you.
2. ) intransitive to agree with or go along with an idea or suggestion:
string along with: I'll string along with your plan and see what happens.
3. ) intransitive BRITISH to go somewhere with someone, especially because you have nothing else to do: TAG ALONG:
If you're going shopping, can I string along?
,string `out phrasal verb transitive
1. ) usually passive to arrange something in a long line:
The Florida Keys are strung out from the mainland of the United States between the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida.
2. ) to make something last longer than necessary:
They had to string things out until the Duke arrived.
,string to`gether phrasal verb transitive
to arrange a group of things into a series:
He can hardly string a sentence together.
,string `up phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
to kill someone by hanging them

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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