pace - definition

Create account
Where to search:
Thesaurus


Dictionaries » Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary 4th edition » P »

pace - definition



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(Non-alphabetical character)


pace


(paces, pacing, paced)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
1.
The pace of something is the speed at which it happens or is done.
Many people were not satisfied with the pace of change.
...people who prefer to live at a slower pace...
Interest rates would come down as the recovery gathered pace.
= speed
N-SING: usu with supp
2.
Your pace is the speed at which you walk.
He moved at a brisk pace down the rue St Antoine...
N-SING: usu with supp
3.
A pace is the distance that you move when you take one step.
He'd only gone a few paces before he stopped again...
N-COUNT: usu with supp
4.
If you pace a small area, you keep walking up and down it, because you are anxious or impatient.
As they waited, Kravis paced the room nervously...
He found John pacing around the flat, unable to sleep...
She stared as he paced and yelled.
VERB: V n, V prep/adv, V
5.
If you pace yourself when doing something, you do it at a steady rate.
It was a tough race and I had to pace myself.
VERB: V pron-refl
6.
If something keeps pace with something else that is changing, it changes quickly in response to it.
Farmers are angry because the rise fails to keep pace with inflation.
= keep up
PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR with n
7.
If you keep pace with someone who is walking or running, you succeed in going as fast as them, so that you remain close to them.
With four laps to go, he kept pace with the leaders...
= keep up
PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR with n
8.
If you do something at your own pace, you do it at a speed that is comfortable for you.
The computer will give students the opportunity to learn at their own pace...
PHRASE: PHR after v
9.
If you put someone through their paces or make them go through their paces, you get them to show you how well they can do something.
The British coach is putting the boxers through their paces...
PHRASE: V inflects
10.
at a snail's pace: see snail



Permanent link to this page: http://www.diclib.com/cgi-bin/d1.cgi?l=en&base=collinscobuild&page=showid&id=24477


Learn foreign languages chatting with us!

  • DanielaTorres, 17
    Colombia, Pasto
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    DanielaTor...
  • Fernando Prieto, 70
    Mexico, San Miguel De Allende
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Physician. Graduated 44 years ago. Former internist and a lung- heart specialist. At present, medical director at a nursing home - assisted living facility near San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Love reading, languages, watching night sky, biking. I am sociable and like people of all ages.
    Fernando P...
  • alex, 23
    Guatemala, Guatemala City
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English, German
    Hola, estoy interesado en aprender idiomas y como tambien enseñar el español a otras personas q lo deseen, mis hobbies son las peliculas, musica, videos, etc...... M interesan personas cariñosas, amables y q confien en mi........
    alex
  • edmer fabio puentes, 25
    Colombia, Bogotã¡
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    MI idioma natal es el españo, deseo poder aprender otros idiomas,
    edmer fabi...
  • beatriz, 19
    Argentina, Lanus
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    beatriz
  • haley, 22
    Colombia, Santa Fe De Bogota
    Native language: Estonian
    Foreign language: English
    i&# 39; m easy going, very relaxed, but i like fight for my dreams til i get to the goal; also i like do exercise but at the moment i don&# 39; t have enough time, i&# 39; m very focused on my career, i would like meet people, who i can talk and share...
    haley
  • raquel echeverria, 19
    Venezuela, Guayana
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    raquel ech...
  • VICTORIA, 45
    Peru, Lima
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    I would like to meet people that speak english to practice my writing and conversation.
    VICTORIA
  • betty, 24
    United States, New Youk
    Native language: English
    Foreign language: French
    betty
  • Yudelkis Gonzalez, 21
    Cuba, Sancti Spiritus
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Yudelkis G...
  • Ripai, 44
    El Salvador, Chalchuapa
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Soy agrónomo y le puedo ayudar a dar consejos de agricultura, si conozco del tema
    Ripai
  • irene, 25
    Cuba, La Habana
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    irene
  • jonathan, 34
    Mexico, Morelos
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    jonathan
  • варвара, 20
    Russian Federation, Samara
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English
    Hi. I search for new friends.. I like swim and ride my bike sometimes.. i LOVE english
    варвара
  • Jluis, 27
    Peru, Trujilo
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Hola tengo una gran hobbie por la lectura y además un especial interés por el idioma ingles, espero conocer a muchas personas .........
    Jluis
  • Nagla, 36
    Egypt, Port-Said
    Native language: Arabic
    Foreign language: English
    Nagla
  • Kevin Macias, 24
    Ecuador, Quito
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Kevin Maci...
  • Maycoll Mong, 35
    Venezuela, Maracay
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Maycoll Mo...
  • francisco novas pinales, 25
    Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    francisco ...
  • damis123, 35
    Cuba, Habana
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    damis123