to behave in a dishonest way in order to get what you want
Anyone caught cheating will be immediately disqualified from the exam.
He cheats at cards?
She cheated in the test by copying from the boy in front.
I suspect he cheats the taxman (= avoids paying taxes by using illegal methods).
to use another person's idea or a part of their work and pretend that it is yourown The book contains numerous plagiarized passages.
If you compare the two books side by side, it is clear that the author of the second has plagiarized (from the first).
themselves reflexive form of 'they', sometimes used for emphasis
Did they enjoy themselves at the theatre?
They asked themselves where they had gone wrong.
formal They themselves had no knowledge of what was happening.They collected the evidence (all by) themselves (= without help).
They had the whole campsite to themselves (= They were alone and did not have to share it with anyone).
These facts are unimportant in themselves (= when considered alone), but if you put them together, they may mean more.
to put yourself or someone else onto the official list of members of a course, college or groupIs it too late to enrol at the college?
I enrolled for/in/on the modern art course.
He is enrolled as a part-time student.
They want to enrol their children in their local school.
t where you pay money regularly so that you will receive a large agreed sum of money at an agreed later date or when you die
in the correct way or at the correct time; as expected
He knew hehad been wrong, and duly apologized.
She asked for his autograph and he duly obliged by signing her programme.
(also US not standard thru) from one end or side of something to the other
They walked slowly through the woods.
The boy waded through the water to reach his boat.
He struggled through the crowd till he reached the front.
How long the journey takes will depend on how longit takes to get through the traffic.
Her words kept running through my mind/head (= I kept hearing her words in my imagination).
We drove through the tunnel.
I saw him drive through a red light (= he did not stop at the red traffic light).
I'll put you through (= connect you by telephone) (to the sales department).
[C] an official meeting that is held to collect the facts aboutan event or problem
A disciplinary hearing will examine charges of serious professional misconduct against three surgeons.
I think we should give him a (fair) hearing (= we should listen to what he wants to say).
a statement which has not been proved to be true which says that someone has done something wrong or illegal
Several of her patients have made allegations ofprofessional misconduct about/against her.
[+ that ] Allegations that Mr Dwight was receiving money from known criminals have caused a scandal.
unacceptable or bad behaviour by someone in a position of authority or responsibility
The psychiatrist was found guilty of gross (= unacceptable) professional misconduct.
The former priest denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
ableto be bought, used, or reached
Is this dress available in a larger size?
Our autumn catalogue is now available from our usual stockists.
There's no money available for an office party this year.
It is vital that food is made available to the famine areas.
[+ to infinitive] I'm afraid I'm not available to help with the show on the 19th.
Every available officer will be assigned to theinvestigation.
Do you have any double rooms available this weekend?
to accept or allow behaviour that is wrong
If the government is seen to condone violence, the bloodshed will never stop.
describes a drug that has a strong influence on a person's mental state, causing feelings of extreme happiness and making people consider things in an unusual way