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A year of ‘permacrisis’

The 2020s have certainly seen their fair share of upheaval – and we’re only two years in! Already this decade we’ve had to contend with a pandemic and its aftermath, a brutal new war in Europe, and in the UK an economic crisis that saw the Bank of England warning… Read More

French word of the week: tout

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French word 'tout'. Read More

11 other words for ‘shout’

The word ‘’shout’ is one that is frequently used in English, yet there are many other different words you can use instead to be more specific and make your writing more interesting. Why not try these words instead of using ‘shout’? bawl                      Our neighbour is always… Read More

11 new words in Collins Dictionary, October 2022

At a time of great change in the United Kingdom’s political and royal spheres, as well as continuing conflict in Ukraine, it is not surprising that several new biographical entries have been added to CollinsDictionary.com. From Ukraine, we have president Volodymyr Zelensky and Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko, included with brother… Read More

French word of the week: sur

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French preposition 'sur'. Read More

11 other words for ‘say’

The word ‘say’ is one of the most frequently used words in English, yet there are many other different words you can use instead to be more specific and make your writing more interesting. Why not use these words if you want to say something quietly?… Read More