1) to assume, take a position

2) an awkward, uncomfortable; comfortable position

3) a kneeling; lotus; lying; prone; sitting; squatting; straddle; supine position

4) the fetal, foetal position


5) to assume, take a position

6) a firm; radical; strong; untenable; weak position

7) an official; unofficial position

8) a position on (to take a position on foreign aid)

9) a position that + clause (they took the position that further resistance would be useless)

military site

10) to attack, storm a position

11) to hold, maintain; occupy, take up; regain a position

12) to give up, lose, surrender a position

13) a defensive; dominant; enemy; fortified; impregnable; strong; unfortified; untenable, vulnerable, weak position

14) a position of strength

15) from a position (to negotiate from a position of strength)


16) to occupy a position

17) an embarrassing; ludicrous position

18) a high, leading, prominent; unique position (to occupy a prominent position)

19) in a position (she is in a position to know)

proper place

20) in position (the players were in position)

21) out of position


22) to apply for, look for, seek; find a position

23) a permanent; temporary; tenured position

24) a government; managerial; official; teaching position

* * *
comfortable position
find a position
foetal position
look for
ludicrous position
regain a position
storm a position
supine position
surrender a position
take a position
teaching position
tenured position
unofficial position
weak position
unique position (to occupy a prominent position)
['job'] to apply for
['place'] ['situation'] to occupy a position
['posture'] to assume
['site'] ['military site'] to attack
a defensive
a firm
a government
a high
a kneeling
a permanent
a position of strength
an awkward
an embarrassing
an official
out of position
the fetal
to give up
to hold
in a position (she is in a position to know)
['proper place'] in position (the players were in position)
a position that + clause (they took the position that further resistance would be useless)
from a position (to negotiate from a position of strength)
a position on (to take a position on foreign aid)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.


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