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a bullet enters sb's chest/brain etc
▪ There was a scar where the bullet had entered his shoulder.
a bullet is lodged in sb's chest/brain etc (=is stuck in that part of the body)
▪ Surgeons are trying to remove a bullet lodged in his neck.
a chest cold (=affecting your chest)
▪ He’s coughing all the time with a bad chest cold.
a chest infection (=an infection in the lungs)
▪ I’ve got a bad cough, but the doctor says it isn’t a chest infection.
back/chest/stomach etc pain
▪ Many people suffer from back pain.
chest of drawers
chest/waist/knee etc high (=as high as your chest etc)
▪ The grass was knee-high.
clasp sb to your chest/bosom (=hold someone tightly with your arms)
community chest
heart pounding in her chest
▪ She ran, her heart pounding in her chest.
paralysed from the neck/chest/waist down
sb's waist/chest/leg etc measurement
▪ What is his waist measurement?
tap sb on the shoulder/arm/chest etc
▪ He turned as someone tapped him on the shoulder.
tea chest
treasure chest
war chest
▪ The government’s huge war chest could be used to improve transport.
▪ His almost bare chest and the high, curved horns he wears accentuate his height and his slender build.
▪ She pictured his bare white chest, the fingers so thick and stubby for some one who made a living at dentistry.
▪ Her hands spreading over my bare chest.
▪ When Clark Gable removed his shirt to reveal a bare chest, sales of undershirts plummeted.
▪ His bare, bony chest heaved.
▪ Crushed against that bare muscular chest, his thighs hard against hers, she felt her head spin.
▪ Five workmen stood near the heat, bare chests sweating, shoulders goose-pimpled.
▪ His bare chest was bronzed and lightly coated with dark hair, darker than that on his head.
▪ He himself had other plans, although for the moment he was keeping them fairly close to his chest.
▪ Lying as shown, raise the elbows, head and shoulders, bringing your chin as close to your chest as possible.
▪ Data Connection, too, is playing its price-list close to its chest.
▪ Just occasionally, wooden chests were used as coffins, but only for very wealthy people.
▪ I leave her my two good leather suitcases in the wooden chest near the front door.
▪ There had been no attempts on the jewels, which remained unmolested in their wooden chest.
▪ They painted murals on the walls, foliage on the ceilings, and patterns on wooden chests.
▪ In a corner of Frankie's room stood a large wooden chest whose drawers were too stiff for him to open.
▪ They had a wooden chest for their clothes.
▪ He put them all away in the big wooden chest.
▪ A fine old wooden chest covered with intricate brass, nail-head designs was discovered, cleaned and placed in the hall.
▪ A sick Gooch should not have played in Calcutta with a debilitating virus which developed into a chest infection.
▪ They include poor growth, recurrent chest infections, chronic diarrhoea and skin infections.
▪ She had been admitted suffering from a chest infection.
▪ A chest infection turned into pneumonia.
▪ The commonest symptom is a persistent cough, with frequent bouts of chest infection.
▪ The youngsters had a severe chest infection when he arrived ten days ago which delayed treatment.
▪ The Castleford star took medicine for a throat and chest infection before the second Test in Auckland.
▪ Because there's a constant risk of chest infection, antibiotics are usually given at the first sign of a temperature.
▪ A 64-year-old woman dies of chest injuries from an airbag deployment. 1991&038;.
▪ Mr Dye is in intensive care with head injuries while Mr Nolan has chest injuries.
▪ Pathologist's reports established the cause of death as extensive chest injuries.
▪ Mr Kirwan was treated at Redcar where he is understood to have suffered a minor chest injury.
▪ One glance told Rachel the pilot had sustained serious chest injuries.
▪ Father-of-three Andrew Cockle, 31, was taken to hospital with neck and chest injuries but died after emergency surgery.
▪ It was well fitted out, with a formidable medicine chest.
▪ Dana fights his way through the protocol surrounding the medicine chest, has a recipe drawn up, and delivers his balm.
▪ Only, there on its side on top of the medicine chest was an unstoppered bottle.
▪ Both statements agree: Get your vitamins and minerals from your plate, not your medicine chest.
▪ The home medicine chest Every Koi keeper should have one of these, stored in a cool, dark place.
▪ Under his bed he had a complete medicine chest, full of stuff given him by a veterinary friend in Palm Beach.
▪ Edrophonium was given to the first 21 patients referred with non-cardiac chest pain.
▪ The patient may or may not have palpitations or chest pain associated with the attack.
▪ One resident was taken to hospital with chest pains as a precautionary measure but was released after a check-up.
▪ Was there any chest pain, palpitation, or shortness of breath just before consciousness was lost?
▪ She returned to the hospital in the early hours of Saturday 4 July complaining of increased chest pains.
▪ I had the feeling I was disappointing him, and it filled me with a dull continuous inner chest pain.
▪ A barium meal confirmed a hiatus hernia but the chest pain continued to infiltrate my left arm.
▪ Sore muscles are not the only possibility to explain cough and chest pain.
▪ In the same tea chest he came across a cube-shaped case made of orange plastic.
▪ He fell on to the tea chest.
▪ He rested his hand on a cardboard box behind the tea chest and pushed himself up.
▪ On the left, near the end of the gangway, was a blue suitcase resting on top of a tea chest.
▪ They are regions of huge biological diversity, a treasure chest of invaluable worth, representing 60 million years of evolution.
▪ Charleston is a treasure chest of period architecture and a mecca for antiques buffs.
▪ There was no church treasure chest as Gabriel had hoped.
▪ The activity is marred by the inexplicable appearance of treasure chests that spew inane facts.
▪ This is a utilitarian relationship with nature, in which it becomes a treasure chest of consumer goodies.
▪ Decorate the room with a treasure chest, and the children all look for hidden treasure when they arrive.
▪ Again, she was festooned with the contents of the treasure chest - the terrible red leather box.
▪ This site is a real treasure chest enabling us to find wonderful gems and make good use of them.
▪ Clinton has a full war chest and no Democratic opponent to worry about.
▪ The dairymen accumulated a war chest of $ 1 million, and spread half of it in congressional elections.
▪ Lockyer is better known statewide and commands a heftier campaign war chest than Calderon.
▪ The example of Phil Gramm, who had a large war chest but could not move voters, buttressed his argument.
▪ Much of that money already was in the Clinton-Gore war chest.
▪ Martin's campaign war chest enjoys strong support from industry, including mine managers and safety officers.
▪ It has a war chest of $ 40 million to spend each year on advertising.
▪ And he still has a war chest of $ 263, 417.
▪ His hands clasped tightly in front of his chest.
▪ She instinctively shrunk back against the wall, her hands clasped tightly against her chest.
▪ He collapses to the ground, clutching at his chest as his back arches.
▪ He dropped to the ground, clutching his chest.
▪ Nell clutched at her chest, trying to stem the rising swell of nausea.
▪ But as he turned to flee, Derek slumped at the wheel, clutching his chest.
▪ Cardiff looked at the blood on his hand, where he had been clutching his chest.
▪ The broken whisky-bottle neck fell to the carpet and he clutched at his chest, as if in imitation of Cardiff.
▪ Philpott clutched his chest in agony.
▪ Straighten both legs and stretch right out of your hips; straighten the spine and let your chin fall to your chest.
▪ She gulped and took a deep breath before falling against Nathan's chest.
▪ I placed my hand among the grey curlicues of Hugh's fallen chest.
▪ His head fell forward on his chest.
▪ Once his head began to fall on to his chest but he jerked it up again.
▪ He hardly moved it in my chest but it felt like liquid fire.
▪ My head was resting against his chest and I felt his heart beating against my eye and cheek.
▪ His chest hurt and he felt sick, as if some one had just kicked him in the gut.
▪ I felt something real heavy on my chest.
▪ Her hands tensed against the solid wall of his chest, feeling the warm, muscular tautness of him.
▪ My chest feels suddenly empty, in spite of the pressure.
▪ Fogarty felt the blood rise in his chest, felt needed.
▪ One hand bore the rosary; the other was folded across his chest in a gesture of welcome.
▪ He was dressed in radiant white vestments and his hands were folded on his chest.
▪ I checked his fingers for the red dye, but they were clean, folded on his chest, lifeless.
▪ He stood gazing off into vistas, legs apart, arms folded across his chest and thought deep thoughts.
▪ Mr Coyle was fatally hit in the chest.
▪ When he was 19, three bullets for ever changed his life, hitting his chest, neck, head.
▪ Mine was hitting my chest in a frenzy!
▪ He usually hit the chest, and our teeth bared as the hilt of the bayonet quivered in the dummy.
▪ I struck out feebly in self-defence and hit him across the chest, which increased his rage.
▪ His parents were told at first that he was hit in the chest during a gun battle.
▪ It hit him in the chest.
▪ He was hit in the chest and died instantly along with about 28 others.
▪ Doyle was flung back across the table, a milk bottle exploding in the bag he held across his chest.
▪ I saw our lieutenant run toward me, holding his chest with both hands.
▪ He carried his one camera, a twin-reflex Rolleiflex, the sort that is held against the chest, over his shoulder.
▪ I wrapped him in my shirt and held him to my chest.
▪ Mrs Wright had a coughing fit, holding her chest and her eyes watering.
▪ That morning he woke up holding his chest, thinking it was heartburn.
▪ He tried to hold a sea chest, but his hands passed through it as through something slightly thicker than water.
▪ John's heart was pounding out of his chest.
▪ The Cowboys will sense it and start to pound their chests and dig in.
▪ My heart was pounding in my chest, the mosquitoes and everything else forgotten.
▪ Her heart was pounding in her chest.
▪ Why did her mouth go dry and her treacherous heart start pounding away inside her chest like war drums in the jungle?
▪ The males responded by puffing up their chests and circling slowly towards each other.
▪ It puffed its chest, raised its upper body, and threw back the head in a gesture of defiance.
▪ He puffed up his chest like an exotic bird engaged in a courtship dance.
▪ At the fence, he suddenly sucked his stomach in and puffed his chest out.
▪ After being shot in the chest and back and attacked with machetes, Peter Pegnado, 31, jumped into his car.
▪ The one who got shot in the chest when Special Branch and MIs tried to pick him up in Bayswater.
▪ He's been shot twice in the chest and is in pretty bad shape.
▪ He shot him in the chest, he went down on the ground.
▪ The boy, Muhammad Arrar, was shot in the chest and killed.
▪ But the gunman suddenly turned round, took careful aim and shot Jamie in the chest.
▪ She says he was shot in the chest.
▪ She felt it pause in her belly and then shoot out from her chest and from the top of her head.
▪ Franco released him from his embrace, tapped him on the chest and dropped his tone of ghastly jocularity.
▪ I suddenly felt tapping on my chest.
▪ He did a routine exam, listening to me breathe and tapping on my chest.
▪ He felt his heart thumping inside his chest.
▪ He could hear only his own wheezing, and feel only the thumping in his chest.
▪ He was hardly aware of lurching downstairs and into the sharp rain, binoculars thumping his chest.
▪ She thumped her chest with her fist.
▪ Paige sat up, ice in her stomach, her heart thumping sickeningly in her chest.
▪ Polly felt as though her heart was still thumping in her chest and she still felt horribly sick.
▪ He sat down on the bed, his hands in his lap, his heart thumping in his chest.
play your cards close to your chest
▪ Roslin, known for playing his cards close to his vest, declined to comment.
play/keep your cards close to your chest
puff out your cheeks/chest
▪ Gillespie's cheeks puffed out as he blew into his bent-bell trumpet.
▪ a toy chest
▪ Potter was shot in the chest.
▪ We use a cedar chest to keep wool blankets in.
▪ When doing sit-ups, keep your hands crossed on your chest, rather than behind your neck.
▪ Children were to sit up straight and put their chins to their chests.
▪ Did I care that on his chest he wore no small ribbons indicative of this medal or that yet to come?
▪ Focusing resentfully on the dark, angular face, her heart had flipped over suddenly in her chest.
▪ I like looking at the clods of earth hitting their faces, covering their chests, hiding them, completing something.
▪ She could feel the pounding of his heart against her chest, and the pulse leapt under her lips.
▪ Sizes: to fit chest sizes 34-38 or 40-46.
▪ The gun is pointed at directly at his chest.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]

  1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.

    Heaps of money crowded in the chest.

  2. A coffin. [Obs.]

    He is now dead and mailed in his cheste.

  3. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.

  4. (Com.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.

  5. (Mech.) A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ.

    Bomb chest, See under Bomb.

    Chest of drawers, a case or movable frame containing drawers.


Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chested.]

  1. To deposit in a chest; to hoard.

  2. To place in a coffin. [Obs.]

    He dieth and is chested.
    --Gen. 1. 26 (heading).


Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), n. [AS. ce['a]st.] Strife; contention; controversy. [Obs.]
--P. Plowman.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English cest "box, coffer, casket," from Proto-Germanic *kista (cognates: Old Norse and Old High German kista, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, German kiste, Dutch kist), an early borrowing from Latin cista "chest, box," from Greek kiste "a box, basket," from PIE *kista "woven container." Meaning extended to "thorax" 1520s, replacing breast (n.), on the metaphor of the ribs as a box for the organs. Chest of drawers is from 1590s.


Etymology 1 alt. 1 A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure convex lid. 2 (lb en obsolete) A coffin. 3 The place in which public money is kept; a treasury. 4 A chest of drawers. 5 (senseid en thorax)(lb en anatomy) The portion of the front of the human body from the base of the neck to the top of the abdomen; the thorax. Also the analogous area in other animals. 6 A hit or blow made with one's chest. n. 1 A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure convex lid. 2 (lb en obsolete) A coffin. 3 The place in which public money is kept; a treasury. 4 A chest of drawers. 5 (senseid en thorax)(lb en anatomy) The portion of the front of the human body from the base of the neck to the top of the abdomen; the thorax. Also the analogous area in other animals. 6 A hit or blow made with one's chest. vb. To hit with one's chest (front of one's body) Etymology 2

n. debate; quarrel; strife; enmity.

  1. n. the part of the human body between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates [syn: thorax, pectus]

  2. box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

  3. furniture with drawers for keeping clothes [syn: chest of drawers, bureau, dresser]

Chest (disambiguation)

The chest is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals located between the neck and the abdomen.

Chest may also refer to:

  • Chest (furniture), piece of furniture used for storage
Chest (journal)

Chest is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering chest diseases and related issues, including pulmonology, cardiology, thoracic surgery, transplantation, breathing, airway diseases, and emergency medicine. The journal was established in 1935. It is the official journal of the American College of Chest Physicians which publishes the journal. The editor-in-chief is Richard S. Irwin ( University of Massachusetts Medical School).

Chest (album)

Chest is the third album by the Nels Cline Trio and the first release on Little Brother Records.

The album was recorded in June 1993 at Sage & Sound by Geoff Sykes (except "Beardism/Call Crouch" and "Power Ballad for Woodward A." which were recorded July 11, 1995 at New Zone Studio by Wayne Peet); however it was released only in 1996, as Nels Cline thought it too extreme for his label at the time, Enja. The artwork is by Carole Kim.

Chest (mechanical engineering)

A timing or valve chest is a compartment on an internal or external combustion engine (e.g. gasoline or steam engine) which provides access to the tappets and valves. The chest is fitted with an inspection cover sealed with a gasket.

Category:Engine components Category:Combustion engineering

Chest (furniture)

A chest (also called coffer or kist) is a form of furniture typically of a rectangular structure with four walls and a liftable lid, for storage. The interior space may be subdivided. The early uses of an antique chest or coffer included storage of fine cloth, weapons, foods and valuable items.

A cassone is a kind of carved or painted chest associated with late Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Cassones, also called marriage chests, were often used to carry the dowry goods in a marriage ceremony.

A simple chest, called a wakis (wagon-kist) was commonly used in the Cape Colony as a seat on a wagon. To make it more usable, it often had a wooden support along the centre of the top so that the seated driver would not slide off so easily. In addition to this use, they were also used for storage at home; keeping clothes, food and other commodities safe. They were frequently made with one or more sides sloping downwards, although the top was always horizontal. Many are made of very good woods, like yellowwood and survived well. Some manufacturers also painted the front of the kist with relatively simply designs reminiscent of, and presumably originating from Europe bauernmalerei.

In Medieval and early Renaissance times in Europe low chests were often used as benches while taller chests were used as side tables. By placing a chest on the side on any kind of rough table, the inner surface of its lid could be used as a proper writing surface while the interior could house writing implements and related materials, as was the case with the Bargueño desk of Spain. Many early Portable desks were stacked chests, with the top one having its lid on the side, to serve as a writing surface when opened.

In fantasy, fables, and games, " treasure chests" are frequently used as a plot device to contain treasure such as gold or jewels. The meaning can be a lot of things. The classical is a reward for a protagonist. In some stories a form of MacGuffin, a literary device which exists solely to drive forward a plot. A "toy chest" is a type of chest that usually carries children's toys, like dolls or building blocks.

In some Slavonic countries, for example, in Ukraine, chests were a family relic, especially in peasant families. Each Ukrainian girl received her own chest at the age of 15 for her future bride's dowry. Peeping in the girl's chest was considered impolite. Coffers were an indicator of a family's wealth. Ukrainian girls and women also used them to keep their garments and some personal items – towels, jewelry, tools for embroidering etc. A big collection of Ukrainian traditional chests dated by the 18–20th cc. is kept in the Radomysl Castle ( Zhytomyr Region, Ukraine).

In many Arab countries, chests are used to hold ship captain's personal possessions, such as the Kuwaiti chest. Today, many Middle Eastern furniture chests are known by place names, such as Omani or Bahraini, but this most often refers to where they were purchased rather than where they were made. Others are used to hold linens and household goods collected by girls in preparation for eventual their marriage, and often called a hope chest. In Arabic, two terms are used for the dowry chest: The muqaddimah was specifically for the bride’s personal possessions; and the "sunduq", which normally came in matching pairs, were for other goods.

Usage examples of "chest".

David and the Major General, Abraham folds his arms tightly across his chest in an attempt to crush the anxiety he feels in his gut.

Her companions were threaded along the trunk behind her, moving easily: the widow Philas apparently indifferent to her surroundings, Farr with his eyecups wide and staring, his mouth wide open and his chest straining at the thin Air, and dear old Adda at the back, his spear clasped before him, his good eye constantly sweeping the complex darkness around them.

Granpa spoke no Afrikaans and she no English so she thumped up and down in silence with her chins squashing onto her chest with every bump of the old truck.

In the shelter of the aftercastle two men stood at the long tiller, feet braced wide apart and chests slick with sweat.

I was in mid-air for an agelong enough to chew and swallow a tongueand then I hit on my stomach, rocked forward on my receding chest and two of my chins, and slid.

He had been looking at the trophies atop the chest, aglimmer with stolen light.

It said hello by secreting algesic enzymes, triggering a star flare in his chest that slapped him off his feet like a blow from a club.

Mind you, the fact that she was stark naked and rubbing her body, cat-like, against his chest and groin should have been all in her favor.

Post-swatly, I went on, I took from the chest my only correspondence with Andromeda, love-letters written during my youthful trip to Larissa, and posted them with the others in the Gulf of Argolis.

Then Andromeda, in a perfect tempest of outrage, fishfed the entire contents of the chest: shore me of my valiant past as a steering drover ballocks a bull.

Only during extreme stress or fury did the animalistic growl vibrate in his chest in such a way.

His hands cupped it, clenching on the rounded curves as an animalistic growl rumbled in his chest.

Nom Anor leaned back, and folded his long, bony fingers across his chest.

Every time Nom Anor glanced back toward the wall of rubble that so easily could have become his tomb, a spectral hand reached into his chest to twist his heart apart.

And Arete sent her serving-women, one to carry a sea-cloak, washed and fresh, a shirt as well, another assigned to bear the sturdy chest and a third to take the bread and ruddy wine.