government

n.

1) to form a government

2) to head; operate, run a government

3) to destabilize, subvert; dissolve; overthrow; seize a government

4) (a) clean; corrupt; strong; weak government

5) a caretaker; civil; coalition; military; provisional government

6) an authoritarian; communist; conservative; democratic; dictatorial; liberal; minority; parliamentary; reactionary; shadow; socialist; totalitarian government

7) (a) central; federal; local; municipal; national; provincial government

8) a student government

9) a government falls

10) under a government (to live under a democratic government)

11) (misc.) (BE) government and opposition; the government benches

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['gʌv(ə)mənt]
communist
corrupt
democratic
dictatorial
federal
local
municipal
national
overthrow
parliamentary
provincial
provisional government
run a government
seize a government
socialist
strong
subvert
the government benches
totalitarian government
weak government
government
(a) central
(a) clean
(misc.) (BE) government and opposition
a caretaker
a student government
a government falls
an authoritarian
to destabilize
to form a government
to head
under a government (to live under a democratic government)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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