American Idioms Dictionary

American Idioms Dictionary


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Shape up your English with thousands of idioms! Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English.

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McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary shows you the ropes of English and helps you:

* Expand your English-speaking abilities with these 14,000-plus expressions, proverbs, and common sayings, listed alphabetically
* Use American idioms correctly by following the many helpful examples
* Easily find the right phrase by one of its key words Some examples of the colorful English language, as spoken by Americans: at peace - relaxed and happy every trick in the book - every deceptive method known Johnny-on-the-spot - someone who is in the right place at the right time make a killing - to have a great success, especially in making money nine-to-five job - a job with normal daytime hours scream bloody murder - to complain bitterly take a powder - to leave; to leave town

A search tool

Featuring various search options to help you find the words you need more easily, including:

* A quick search of words while you type
* A 'fuzzy filter' for when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word
* A 'keyword' search for finding key words within phrasal verbs
* A wild card search facility which can replace a letter or a group of letters

A learning tool

The dictionary app includes a number of features which help you to expand your vocabulary further:

* A 'Favourites' feature allows you to create your own categories and lists of words
* Your last visited words are all saved in your 'History', so that you can quickly look back at recently checked words
* Discover a new word every day with the 'Daily' feature
* Ability to have dictionary Word of the Day as a widget on the device home screen
* See words in context with example sentences
* Online and offline modes supported, the offline mode allows you to download the whole dictionary and work independently from data connections

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Recently changed in this version

Version 4.3.103 features:

* Swiping Tabs Option

Comments and ratings for American Idioms Dictionary
  • (38 stars)

    by Gajanan Chintalwar on 06/05/2014

    Most needed app 4 d rookies in English world

  • (38 stars)

    by Arslan Baig on 20/04/2014

    It's amazing.

  • (38 stars)

    by Nany Mashi Prak on 14/02/2014


  • (38 stars)

    by muhammed husain ahmed on 12/02/2014

    A bang for the buck,

  • (38 stars)

    by rise mrj on 11/02/2014

    Nicely compiled but utterly useless. What sort of an idiot would pay another idiot to know of an idiom? You can just create your own idiom.

  • (38 stars)

    by Benny Li on 01/02/2014

    Recommend for those English as Second Language, because learning it daily randomly makes huge difference, than other apps only provide search, which is proven the developer is not so "down to the earth!"

  • (38 stars)

    by kamran khan on 04/12/2013

    Not free just one day trial dnt dwnload....

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