COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a border town
▪ the Chinese border town of Shenzhen
a commuter town/village (=that a lot of people leave each day to travel to work)
▪ It’s a commuter town about 40 miles from London.
a country/town church
▪ an attractive country church surrounded by trees
a hill town
▪ the hill towns of Tuscany
a resort town/area/centre
▪ They're only a five minute stroll away from the main resort centre with all its bars, restaurants and nightlife.
a town/city/county jail
▪ He was held without bail for thirty days in the county jail.
blown into town
▪ Guess who’s just blown into town?
frontier town/area/post etc (=a town etc on a frontier)
hit townAmerican English
▪ I’ll look for work as soon as I hit town.
▪ He hired a car and drove up to his home town.
▪ The hotel is just off the main square of Sorrento.
▪ a provincial town
▪ the popular seaside resort of Brighton
tough neighborhood/area/part of town etc
▪ a tough area of Chicago
▪ Oxford’s twin town is Bonn.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ Bath, my nearest large town, has never provided roots.
▪ In Duxbury, a large town plow had to be towed by a tractor.
▪ There are Cedok offices in most of the large towns in Czechoslovakia.
▪ In 1882, Tombstone had an estimated 10, 000 people and was the largest town in Arizona.
▪ All three of them are looking for work in large towns.
▪ What is the size of each of the four largest towns?
▪ The larger town of Keszthely, on Lake Balaton, is a short bus ride away from Heviz and easily reached.
▪ By 1811 Belper was the second largest town in Derbyshire.
▪ When they had all arrived in the little Cumbrian market town about fourteen years ago, everything had seemed rosy.
▪ There were a number of little houses in town whose windows were dark.
▪ Louth in Lincolnshire, 16 miles south of Grimsby, is a pleasant little country market town.
▪ The little town crowns a low plateau just out of reach of the flood plain of the nearby Deerfield River.
▪ The names of the little towns round about Valence ring like peals of bells compelling you to go and look at them.
▪ I try to picture the basilica and the beautiful little medieval town of Assisi, tucked into the side of Mount Subasio.
▪ In the little town of Roding an elderly woman is sweeping the streets with a birch-twig besom.
▪ There were only sixteen thousand people in our little town, and six thousand of them worked for Mr Finch.
▪ The bulk of his clients comprise severely disturbed psychotic patients from nearby villages and towns.
▪ Taxis can be hired in the nearby towns of Kalambaka or Kastraki.
▪ A few years ago a terrible fire broke out in the nearby town of Dumka.
▪ Reports are coming into the newsroom of a cholera epidemic in a nearby town.
▪ Windows were shattered and ceilings cracked in several nearby towns.
▪ Scattered villages house people who work at the power station, or in the nearby towns of Bridgwater and Taunton.
▪ And the situation there is far better than in the nearby mining town of Lota.
▪ The adjacent roads were then diverted into the new town.
▪ Urban nightmare of the past Small towns were overrun, new towns created.
▪ So thoroughly buried was Herculaneum that a new town, Resina, has been built right on top of the old.
▪ We were designing a new town, Cold Spring, outside of Baltimore.
▪ Most landlords, even bishops and abbots, made no attempt to lay out their new towns.
▪ No one, he kept arguing, builds a new town with telephone poles.
▪ Now the new town is being revamped.
▪ Without new towns of some sort, we shall not protect the countryside; we shall ruin it.
▪ The old town square was filled with people and the jubilant sound of the marching band as performers juggled fire.
▪ If there had been horses instead of Jeeps, it would have looked like an Old West town.
▪ In the Sixties, said the lady at the museum, the old town was gutted.
▪ Ministers lost status and irritated each other as diverse populations tore apart the unity of originally close-knit old towns.
▪ An abiding memory of Baden is the harmony of the old town.
▪ An entire show devoted to the reopening of a fake old western town / amusement park.
▪ The main centre is Portoferraio with a marina, a renaissance fortress, a picturesque old town and Napoleon's town house.
▪ The old part of town is just full of magnificent old buildings.
▪ Tiree, along with many other towns and places, is having tapes of the events played in Baugh and Balinoe Hall.
▪ Rioting was reported in several other towns.
▪ He says they've other towns to look at.
▪ To a much lesser extent other towns also depended upon an inflow of migrants to maintain their numbers.
▪ Preston's experience was in many ways typical of the other old market towns that had been overwhelmed by the cotton industry.
▪ Father had the job, but when they built the new outfall on the other side of town we stayed on here.
▪ Florence and Siena are there of course, but there are many other towns to discover such as Greve and Lucca.
▪ About ten years ago another dancing school opened on the other side of town.
▪ There were reports of demonstrations and lawlessness in some provincial towns.
▪ There is growing evidence that white supremacist groups are renewing hate campaigns against Aborigines in some provincial towns.
▪ Foremost among provincial towns were a handful of regional capitals with populations upwards of five or six thousand.
▪ In the provincial towns of San Miguel and Santa Ana, the markets were also occupied.
▪ It was like being exiled from Paris to a mall provincial town.
▪ As protest spread to provincial towns on May 25, Bongo ordered an official inquiry into Rendjambe's death.
▪ She lives with her parents in a comfortable house overlooking fields and trees on the edge of a provincial Midlands town.
▪ Villa to let near small Tuscan town.
▪ Roots may just be retained in small market towns like Grantham, Selby and Chipping Norton, in spite of the tourists.
▪ Danger, suspense, pregnancy, stillbirths, and nuclear dangers combine in this story set in a small rural town.
▪ The last wrecked Magherafelt, a small town, days before its Mad May Fair.
▪ Just reading these late census reports and it shows that the small town is passing.
▪ A power station could produce enough electricity to supply a small town.
▪ It did not speak about a small town in Ohio or a small school district in New Hampshire or Vermont.
▪ Local republicans say that until recently all attacks on the line occurred on the South Armagh side of the border town.
▪ And many of those truckers obviously felt it was their right to deliver goods to points far beyond the border town.
▪ Government and allied forces claimed to have stemmed rebel attacks on the border towns by the end of the month.
▪ Already, wages in the border town are higher than inside the country.
▪ We continue via the breathtaking Arlberg pass and arrive at the border town of Kufstein.
▪ A reporter and an editor in the border town of Matamoros are confronted by gunmen while walking to work.
▪ We were to switch trains in Chulwon, which was two train stations before the border town of Tongdu-chon.
▪ The youths ran off towards the town centre with the bag which contained about £80.
▪ Just a few minutes walk from town centre &038; beach.
▪ The local bike club is now drawing up ideas for secure parking equipment it wants to see installed in the town centre.
▪ The 67-year-old was attacked in Ludlow, Shropshire, by a man who had followed her through the town centre.
▪ The collision was on a town centre route that is fast becoming an accident blackspot.
▪ She was given a decent welcome by the crowd at the Ang Mo Kio town centre.
▪ Joanne specialises in town and country planning and is currently involved in work relating to a major development in the town centre.
▪ Similarly, the town council of Leicester ordered that at least one member of every household should attend sermons twice a week.
▪ Her room was always full of flowers and cards from her patients and from the town council.
▪ Then, as now, a town council was so dazzled they rubber-stamped all this terribly rich man asked of them.
▪ The town council arranged the funeral and the guild members attended in a secondary role.
▪ The next step in the process is set for the August 20 town council meeting.
▪ Instead the town council has decided that a civic medallion should be worn instead.
▪ Sliding it by the town council, however, was another matter.
▪ Even the smallest county town could become the Mecca of the surplus rural population.
▪ Richard Allen Davis returned to this peaceful Sonoma County town in a van with darkened windows.
▪ Salisbury, quiet cathedral city, the county town of Wiltshire near to which is the village in which Mr Pecksniff lives.
▪ Northampton was another elegant county town and regional market centre and was known far and wide for its horse fairs.
▪ Which are the county towns, where many people are employed in administration?
▪ Louth's county town, Dundalk, is very near Belfast.
▪ Chester, a flourishing county town, had the King's School founded in 1541.
▪ In a ghost town, silent and deserted as the Marie Celeste, I gave myself a history lesson.
▪ The area resembles a series of ghost towns.
▪ We think it's going to make Darlington a ghost town.
▪ Exploring old mines and ghost towns.
▪ I stayed in the one house left standing, a guest house in a ghost town of cracked jambs and gaping doorways.
▪ Benguela, in the south, is one of Kapuscinski's ghost towns.
▪ Crowds waited outside the town hall for three o'clock.
▪ The medieval tower of the town hall of Foligno, near Assisi, also sustained further damage.
▪ Although telephone lines to the city remain severed, a Sarajevo radio reporter said corpses littered the pavement next to the town hall.
▪ Black leaders have held demonstrations, candle-lighting ceremonies and town hall meetings over the controversy.
▪ This reluctance to take office is recalled during the annual mayor-making in the council chamber of the town hall.
▪ Draft rating valuation lists showing the new rateable values for 1.5 million businesses will be available from town halls from January 2.
▪ The town hall is set to reopen next year and will include a tourist information centre, library and concert room.
▪ One is the town hall, elegant with colonnades.
▪ Olga, and one or two old friends still living in my home town, kept in touch.
▪ Smith was brought up in Newark in Nottinghamshire and he left his home town to study mathematics at Leeds University.
▪ Ogley has played nearly 200 League matches following spells with his home town club Barnsley, Carlisle and Aldershot.
▪ They started exchanging recollections of older pageants in their own home towns.
▪ It's her home town although it's changed a lot since she was a girl.
▪ Give him a name and home town and away you go.
▪ Born in 1930 in Southport, he was schooled in his home town before studying chemistry at Liverpool University.
▪ Dating from 1575, here stands the town house of the Marquess of Tweeddale.
▪ Constellation Real Estate received conditional sketch phase approval to build 44 town houses on 12.39 acres.
▪ The 15 homes include three maisonettes, two studios and nine bigger flats, as well as a substantial town house.
▪ The next morning he picked her up and they went to see four apartments and a town house.
▪ The Earl of Derby had a town house here.
▪ I have a town house here, but my wife and kids and I live in Mississippi.
▪ A detached two- bedroomed town house in the capital Wellington went for £18,500.
▪ Carter's cousin, Keithia Merriweather, was living in the town house and got to know Katelyn.
▪ Travel has been easier than in the upper course valleys and so a few villages have grown to become market towns.
▪ Last month more than 400 Hema were massacred in the market town of Blukwa.
▪ The old market town was surrounded but not transformed by these activities.
▪ What are the names of some of these small market towns?
▪ Sited ten miles west of Oxford is the small market town of Witney.
▪ For a small firm of solicitors in a market town, conveyancing has accounted for about half of all fee income.
▪ It is hard to think of any useful commodity that was not on offer in this thriving market town.
▪ Jim Wells has a first degree and postgraduate qualification in town planning.
▪ It was to these issues that town planning had to respond.
▪ Britain remained wedded to its Unwin-esque traditions in housing design and layout and to the statutory town planning which we have described.
▪ The notion of town planning and its profession of technically qualified practitioners inevitably stood to be beneficiaries in this context.
▪ The basis for statutory town planning was changed in the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932.
▪ The town planning ship ran into choppy waters and it remains in uncertain seas.
▪ It was a crucial decision and town planning in Britain was immeasurably influenced by it.
▪ Increasingly, the town planning movement came to be dominated by an institutionalized professional ideology.
▪ It is a seaside town inland.
▪ Worst hit were the Devon seaside towns of Sidmouth and Exmouth, which were cut off for several hours on Wednesday.
▪ One person I know moved to a seaside town in 1982 and soon recognized the need for a video rental shop.
▪ And then there are all the seaside towns and the dockyard towns, about which I have said nothing.
▪ These styles can be seen in the pictures of mod rallies at seaside towns.
▪ Sefton Hamilton entered the room as a gale might hit an unhappy seaside town.
▪ Shelley looked up at the orange moon, slung low behind the ornate roofs of the seaside town.
▪ The old town square was filled with people and the jubilant sound of the marching band as performers juggled fire.
▪ Nowadays, the battlefield is an opera stage, at Sebastiani Theatre on the town square.
▪ Here the narrow streets lead to a town square shaded with trees.
▪ In Fellini, the town square is never felt to be the social center of a community.
▪ They jogged round a corner, and found themselves in what passed for the town square of Dead Rat, Arizona.
▪ Surrounding the town square were numerous small buildings, including the courthouse.
▪ Global unity will be reinforced by music and drama in the town square.
▪ Try Bashford Court, across the street from the town square.
▪ We drove out of town on the Dublin road, then swung up a lane, beside a Round Tower and monastic ruin.
▪ Because I am interested in ruins, I decided to drive over to the town site.
▪ They would have been driven from the town and had to survive in unpopulated areas.
▪ Instead I keep driving, get to town, time to kill, so I find a bartender to kill it.
▪ Christina was pleased to get her into the car without being mobbed, and drove quickly out of town and on to the coast-road.
▪ We drove through town and into the country.
▪ Had lunch in Caxford, drove into town and did some shopping.
▪ Then we got into the van and drove back to town.
▪ They make friends with children in other cities without leaving town.
▪ I was leaving town with my family to drive up to the Smoky Mountains.
▪ As far as she was concerned, Christine had simply left town and never been heard from again.
▪ Dianne sounded at peace as she packed to leave town.
▪ Cases five and six had not left town and the urban area was, therefore, the only plausible site of infection.
▪ It looked like the circus leaving town, which may be an apt analogy.
▪ Once they had left the town behind them Claudia saw the shape of the hills, the brilliance of the sea.
▪ Many people will leave town, but whites will not leave town.
▪ One of our problems is that most of us live in towns.
▪ They, or at least the Quakers who lived in our town, had become paragons of propriety.
▪ I live in a town called Chastlecombe, where I create expensive hand-knitted sweaters to sell to tourists.
▪ Virgil Glover came home one day and announced with some irritation that he was living right in town.
▪ Most of the people here have their roots in the country, but they live in the town.
▪ A little to the side of each church is its cemetery, used by the families who live in town.
▪ History lives on in the towns of Framlingham and Orford each with its own splendid medieval castle.
▪ But as you've got a long wait for the next production, let's move on to the town itself.
▪ It was a time when the Cleveland football team was moving to town.
▪ Many will decide that the best thing to do is to move to the town in search of work.
▪ It had belonged to their grandparents before they moved in town.
▪ Get her moved up to town a.s.a.p.
▪ Eventually he decided to move from the town where he had been known as a prosperous citizen.
▪ Valerie, aged twenty-three, had never slept away from home since they had moved to the town almost twenty years before.
▪ And the quantities of drugs moving through those towns into the United States is massive.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be the talk of the town/Paris etc
city/town/cave etc dweller
▪ Added to this is the vibration caused by heavy goods vehicles and the annoyance of air traffic suffered by all city dwellers.
▪ Bartlett drew from the old-fashioned uniforms of the virile football player and the preening perfection of the city dweller.
▪ But then, city dwellers have never been long on modesty.
▪ It is the dilemma of city dwellers, of all those refugees from the past in search of the future.
▪ Most shoppers know that only cave dwellers would pay the list price for electronics goods, for example.
▪ Poverty has become persistent, and apparently self-reinforcing, for millions of city dwellers, most of them black or Hispanic.
▪ This assistance inevitably spilled over as an increase in general prosperity for the ordinary Milanese city dweller.
▪ Unlike many town dwellers, farmers can at least eat well.
▪ Funny thing, I hadn't noticed before what a one-horse town this was.
▪ He himself grew up in slums, in one-horse towns, in abandoned oil fields.
paint the town (red)
▪ Tonight we're going to paint the town red. b. Tonight we're going to colour the city scarlet. 38a.
run sb out of town
▪ Or at least run them out of town.
skip town/skip the country
the only game in town
walled garden/city/town etc
▪ Accommodation comprises 110 twin bedded bungalows and 15 Duplex Suites each with its own shady terrace and small walled garden.
▪ At Leicester the market place occupied the whole of the south-eastern quarter of the walled town.
▪ Founded in 1673, this small walled garden is the oldest botanical garden in the country after Oxford's.
▪ Like the people of Ferghana, its occupants were a settled people living in walled towns.
▪ She lives now in converted weaving cottages in Kilbarchan, a walled garden already rich in spring colours.
▪ The walled garden too had been carefully maintained.
▪ The existence of walled towns and castles created two problems.
▪ The house, dairy, farm buildings, walled garden and orchard show what life there was like eighty years ago.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a town of about 35,000 people
▪ A large sign announced that we were entering the town of Knock.
▪ a small town in the Midwest
▪ deep divisions in wealth between town and country
▪ He grew up in a small town.
▪ Just about the whole town showed up at the funeral.
▪ La Coruna is a pretty seaside town on the north-western tip of Spain.
▪ More and more people were seeking work in the growing towns.
▪ Steyne Street was a narrow street in a shabby but respectable part of town.
▪ The town is situated some 23 miles north of London.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Although the population is increasing-estimated to be 32 million-over half live in towns or cities.
▪ In the surprise attack, they torched the town and rounded up its inhabitants.
▪ Our responsibility stops at our town line, another board member blurted out.
▪ The Delta towns, and even Rangoon, came under threat.
▪ Villages as well as towns expanded rapidly during the first half of the nineteenth century.
▪ We were too busy admiring the town to let their griping bother us.
▪ You can discover the great square keep, and enjoy the panoramic view from the top over the town below.