American Idiom & Phrasal Verb

American Idiom & Phrasal Verb

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-10-08
  • Current Version: 10.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 75.97 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
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From 18 Ratings

Description

From proverbial expressions such as “a stitch in time saves nine” to idioms such as “dead ringer” to such common phrases as “put out” and “take on”, idioms and phrasal verbs seem to serve no other purpose than to frustrate and confuse serious language learners like you. Don’t despair! Thanks to the efforts of noted lexicographer Richard A. Spears, mastering American English idioms has never been easier. McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs covers the full breadth and scope of idiomatic American English, making it an invaluable resource for ESL students as well as writers, scholars and public speakers. You will never be more confused by American English again thanks to: * More than 24,000 entries and 27,000 senses, with concise definitions and at least one example sentence for each phrase so you become comfortable using idiomatic phrases, proverbial expressions, and clichés * Guidance on the correct tone and social context so you know when and where not to use certain words and phrases * A comprehensive Phrase-Finder index of more than 60,000 entries that lets you locate phrases by key words, including common particles in two-part verbs  • NEW! With the addition of a convenient Home page, a sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches you can delve right into the intricacies of English faster and easier than ever! Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems. SEARCH TOOLS – effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing: * Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type * Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases * An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word * Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results LEARNING TOOLS – engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary: * ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library * ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words * ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day CONTACT US: If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at support@mobisystems.com.

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  • Love it

    5
    By Buenopues
    Have used it since ever, probably 6 years, it is easy to handle. You cannot wrong, a must for a writer, or for anyone really.
  • The Best

    5
    By Dung Ha 1234
    The Best idiom dictionary.
  • Excellent source of idioms

    5
    By Alexonline24
    Very well designed with a huge content of idioms from different grammatical points of views.
  • The

    4
    By Librologist
    I have found this app very handy, but as good as it is, it suffers from missing entries. "As the crow flies," is quite common, as is "In a beeline," but neither of these are in this dictionary. I'm hopeful more entries will be added in future updates.
  • From OK to bad

    1
    By st paulo g
    Not recommended now that the random button has been taken out.
  • Random idiom button, please

    2
    By Erin Romanoff
    This book-turned-app contains an astonishing number of idioms and phrasal verbs, many of which are pure fun—but ironically, there is no easy way to go about exploring them in no particular order: the requisite button is missing. If you, my dear developers, have not forsaken your existing customers—who, by he way, forked out an exorbitant $24.99 for this unpolished app out of their sheer love of language—please see to it that a random entry button comes with the next update. Full Retina support—or at least a high-resolution icon—would be more than welcome. So it's only natural that I'll be waiting for a new version.
  • Downgrade

    2
    By Impartial Dude
    This is worse than the previous version in terms of functionality. For the price I had paid I was expecting (and for a long time) to see a see some improvements. Instead they have taken out the random entry functionality, something which makes a dictionary a standalone learning tool. It seems that "less functional" 'upgrades' is becoming a habit of MobiSystems.

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