Did you hear about the kid who was pulled over for speeding?
The cop got out of his car and the young man rolled down his window.
"I’ve been waiting for you all day," the cop said.
The guy replied, "Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could."
When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.
- steward n. Elected representative of workers in a factory etc.
- —n. - place for the retail sale of goods or services.
- act of going shopping (did a big shop).
- place for manufacture or repair (engineering-shop).
- one's profession etc. As a subject of conversation (talk shop).
in the arm n. Colloq. Stimulus or encouragement.
- in the dark n. Mere guess.
- n. - firing of a gun, cannon, etc. (heard a shot).
- attempt to hit by shooting or throwing etc.
- a single non-explosive missile for a gun etc. B (pl. Same or -s) small lead pellet used in quantity in a single charge. C (as pl.) These collectively.
- a photograph. B continuous film sequence.
- a stroke or a kick in a ball game. B colloq. Attempt, guess (had a shot at it).
- colloq. Person of specified shooting skill (a good shot).
- ball thrown by a shot-putter.
- launch of a space rocket.
- range etc. To or at which a thing will carry or act. 10 colloq. A drink of esp. Spirits. B injection of a drug etc. like a shot colloq. Without hesitation; willingly. [old english]
- past and past part. Of *shoot. —adj. (of coloured material) woven so as to show different colours at different angles. shot through (usu. Foll. By with) permeated or suffused.
business n. Colloq. Theatrical profession.
- house n. (also show flat) furnished and decorated new house etc., on show to prospective buyers.
- of hands n. Raised hands indicating a vote for or against.
- trial n. Judicial trial designed to frighten or impress the public.
- —v. (past part. Shown or showed) 1 be, allow, or cause to be, visible; manifest (buds are beginning to show; white shows the dirt).
- (often foll. By to) offer for scrutiny etc. (show your tickets please).
- a indicate (one's feelings) (showed his anger). B accord, grant (favour, mercy, etc.).
- (of feelings etc.) Be manifest (his dislike shows).
- a demonstrate; point out; prove (showed it to be false; showed his competence). B (usu. Foll. By how to + infin.) Instruct by example (showed them how to knit).
- (refl.) Exhibit oneself (as being) (showed herself to be fair).
- exhibit in a show.
- (often foll. By in, out, up, round, etc.) Conduct or lead (showed them to their rooms).
- colloq. = show up 3 (he didn't show). —n. - showing.
- spectacle, display, exhibition, etc.
- public entertainment or performance.
- a outward appearance or display. B empty appearance; mere display.
- colloq. Undertaking, business, etc.
- med. Discharge of blood etc. At the onset of childbirth. good (or bad or poor) show! Colloq. That was well (or badly) done. On show being exhibited. Show one's hand disclose one's plans. Show off 1 display to advantage.
- colloq. Act pretentiously. Show up 1 make or be conspicuous or clearly visible.
- expose or humiliate.
- colloq. Appear; arrive. Show willing show a willingness to help etc. [old english]
v. (-nn-) avoid; keep clear of. [old english]
v. (-tt-; past and past part. Shut) 1 a move (a door, window, lid, etc.) Into position to block an opening. B close or seal (a room, box, eye, etc.) By moving a door etc.
- become or be capable of being closed or sealed.
- become or make closed for trade.
- fold or contract (a book, telescope, etc.).
- (usu. Foll. By in, out) keep in or out of a room etc.
- (usu. Foll. By in) catch (a finger, dress, etc.) By shutting something on it.
- bar access to. be (or get) shut of slang be (or get) rid of. Shut down 1 stop (a factory etc.) From operating.
- (of a factory etc.) Stop operating. Shut off 1 stop the flow of (water, gas, etc.).
- separate from society etc. Shut out 1 exclude.
- screen from view.
- block from the mind. Shut up 1 close all doors and windows of.
- put (a thing) away in a box etc.
- (esp. In imper.) Colloq. Stop talking. Shut up shop close a business, shop, etc., temporarily or permanently. [old english]
—adj. - esp. Us unwell, ill.
- vomiting or likely to vomit.
- (often foll. By of) colloq. A disgusted; surfeited. B angry, esp. Because of surfeit.
- colloq. (of a joke etc.) Cruel, morbid, perverted, offensive.
- a mentally disordered. B (esp. In comb.) Pining (lovesick). —n. Colloq. Vomit. —v. (usu. Foll. By up) colloq. Vomit. take (or fall) sick colloq. Be taken ill. [old english]
wind n. Wind from the side.
- —n. - a each of the surfaces bounding an object. B vertical inner or outer surface. C such a surface as distinct from the top or bottom, front or back.
- a right or left part of a person or animal, esp. Of the torso. B left or right half or a specified part of a thing. C (often in comb.) Adjoining position (seaside; stood at my side). D direction (from all sides).
- a either surface of a thing regarded as having two surfaces. B writing filling one side of a sheet of paper.
- aspect of a question, character, etc. (look on the bright side).
- a each of two competing groups in war, politics, games, etc. B cause etc. Regarded as being in conflict with another.
- a part or region near the edge. B (attrib.) Subordinate, peripheral, or detached part (side-road; side-table).
- colloq. Television channel.
- each of the bounding lines of a plane rectilinear figure.
- position nearer or farther than, or right or left of, a given dividing line. 10 line of descent through one parent. 11 (in full side spin) spin given to a billiard-ball etc. By hitting it on one side. 12 slang cheek; pretensions (has no side about him). —v. (-ding) (usu. Foll. By with) take part or be on the same side. by the side of 1 close to.
- compared with. Let the side down embarrass or fail one's colleagues. On one side 1 not in the main or central position.
- aside. On the … side somewhat (on the high side). On the side 1 as a sideline.
- us as a side dish. Side by side standing close together, esp. For mutual support. Take sides support one or other cause etc. [old english]
abbr. Sudden infant death syndrome; cot-death.
v. - put through a sieve.
- (usu. Foll. By from, out) separate (finer or coarser parts) from material.
- sprinkle (esp. Sugar) from a perforated container.
- examine (evidence, facts, etc.).
- (of snow, light, etc.) Fall as if from a sieve. [old english]
—v. - emit an audible breath in sadness, weariness, relief, etc.