action
n.
activity
act

1) to initiate; take action; to go into action

2) to put smt. into action (we put our plan into action)

3) to prod, spur smb. into action

4) concerted, united; decisive; direct; disciplinary; drastic; emergency; hasty, rash; immediate, prompt; remedial; vigorous action (we must take immediate action)

5) (AE) affirmative action ('giving preference to members of minority groups')

6) industrial (BE), (a) job (AE) action ('a protest by workers')

7) congressional; political action

8) a reflex action

combat; military or police activity

9) to go into action

10) to see action ('to participate in combat')

11) to break off action

12) to take evasive action ('to maneuver in order to escape enemy fire')

13) enemy action; a delaying, holding; police; punitive; rearguard action

14) in action (killed in action)

15) out of action (two tanks were put out of action)

lawsuit

16) to bring, institute, take action against smb. for smt. (he brought legal action against his neighbor)

17) to dismiss an action (the judge dismissed the action)

18) a civil; class; legal action

initiative
enterprise

19) a man, woman of action

plot of a play, novel

20) the action drags; picks up (the action picks up in the third act)

misc.

21) (colloq.) a piece of the action ('participation in an activity') (he wants a piece of the action)

* * *
['ækʃ(ə)n]
a delaying
decisive
disciplinary
drastic
hasty
holding
immediate
legal action
political action
punitive
rearguard action
remedial
spur smb. into action
take action
to go into action
woman of action
(a) job (AE) action ('a protest by workers')
take action against smb. for smt. (he brought legal action against his neighbor)
picks up (the action picks up in the third act)
vigorous action (we must take immediate action)
['activity'] ['act'] to initiate
['initiative'] ['enterprise'] a man
['lawsuit'] to bring
['plot of a play, novel'] the action drags
a civil
a reflex action
concerted
congressional
enemy action
to break off action
to prod
(AE) affirmative action ('giving preference to members of minority groups')
to take evasive action ('to maneuver in order to escape enemy fire')
to see action ('to participate in combat')
industrial (BE)
['misc. '] (colloq.) a piece of the action (he wants a piece of the action; 'participation in an activity')
in action (killed in action)
to dismiss an action (the judge dismissed the action)
out of action (two tanks were put out of action)
to put smt. into action (we put our plan into action)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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