BOOK 2: meanings of expressions, book in, to book


BOOK, bookcase, book in

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Is a BOOK just something to read?

The English word book is used in many situations with a number of meanings.

book (v)

1 reserve, arrange in advance

  • - We booked our hotel for the conference 6 months before

2 make charges against

  • - The police booked the man for speeding
  • - The footballer was booked, with a yellow card, for protesting.


Bookcase (n)

- a piece of furniture which includes shelves for books

  • - Now that Fred has homework we’ll need to get a bookcase for his books


book in (v)

1 keep a place for someone at a hotel

  • - Mary, could you book me in at the Grand hotel for my meeting in Paris?

2 report one’s arrival (hotel, airport Check in)

  • - When we arrived at the hotel we booked in and then went up to the room.

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