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To be in a particular position or place - thesaurus

Synonyms

occupy

verb

if something occupies a space or a period of time, it is present in it or fills it

set

verb

if something is set somewhere, it is in that place or position

exist

verb

to be present in a particular place, time, or situation

lie

verb

to be on a particular surface or in a particular place

sit

verb

to be in a particular place

stand

verb

if an object or building stands somewhere, it is in a particular position

there is/are etc.

used for saying that someone or something is in a particular place

concentrate

verb

if something is concentrated in an area, that is where it mainly exists

belong

verb

to be in the right place

get

verb

to come to be in a position or place

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back

verb

if a place is backed by something, it has something at the back of it or directly behind it

back onto

if a building, yard, etc. backs onto a place, that place is directly behind it

balance

verb

to be steady in a position where it is possible to fall

be found

if something is found in a particular place, it lives, grows, or exists there

be in the/someone’s road

to be in a position that stops someone from going where they want to go

be strewn (with)

to cover a wide area

be tucked away

if a building is tucked away somewhere, it is in a quiet place away from other people or buildings

bring up the rear

to be the last in a line or group

catch the sun

to be in a sunny position

decorate

verb

used about the thing that you put somewhere

dwell

verb

literary if something such as a feeling dwells in a place, it exists and is very noticeable there

end up

to be in a particular place or state after doing something or because of doing it

face

verb

if something faces in a particular direction, its front is pointing or turned in that direction

find its way

if something finds its way somewhere, it is in that place but you do not know how it arrived there

finish up

to be in a particular place or situation at the end of a long series of events

float around

if something is floating around, you have seen it somewhere but you are not certain where it is

front

verb

if an area or building fronts something or fronts on or onto it, it has that thing at the front of it

front

verb

to be in front of something

give onto

if something such as a door or window gives onto a place, it leads to that place or you can see through it to that place

go

verb

to be usually kept or put in a particular place

go

verb

if something goes in a particular place, it fits there because it is the right size or shape

hang

verb

mainly literary if something hangs in the sky, it is seen there

head

verb

to be at the top of a list

keep

verb

to make someone or something stay in a state, position, or place

knock around

British to be somewhere in a place, although you do not know exactly where

lean

verb

to stand or be set at an angle against something for support instead of being upright

lie

verb

used for saying where a place is

lie

verb

if something lies in a particular state, it is in that state

lie around

if something is lying around somewhere, it has been left there instead of being put in the correct place

litter

verb

to be spread around a place in large numbers

live

verb

mainly Britishinformal to be usually kept in a particular place

locate

verb

to become established in a particular place

lock

verb

if something locks in a particular position, it is firmly fixed or held in that position

lodge

verb

to become firmly stuck somewhere, usually accidentally

look

verb

if a building or room looks in a particular direction, it faces that direction

nestle

verb

mainly literary to be in a protected position

occur

verb

formal to exist or be found somewhere

perch

verb

if something perches on something else, or if it is perched on it, it is placed high up on the edge of it

pivot

verb

to turn or balance on a central point, or to make something do this

prevail

verb

formal to exist at a particular time or in a particular situation

repose

verb

literary to be in a particular place

reside in

formal to exist in or belong to someone or something

rest

verb

to be supported on, against, or in something

rise

verb

if a building or natural feature rises or rises up somewhere, it is tall or high and can be seen clearly

run

verb

if something such as a road or wall runs somewhere, it exists in that place

sandwich between

to be in a small or tight space between two people or things that are larger

span

verb

to include the whole of an area

spread

verb

to gradually affect or cover a larger area

spread out

to cover a large area of land that you can see in front of you

stand alone

to be in a position or place where there are no other people or things

stand back

if a building stands back from a road, it is a short distance away from it

stick

verb

to become firmly attached in one position, and therefore difficult or impossible to move

straddle

verb

to be on both sides of something

wind up

to be in a particular place or situation not because you choose to, but because of other things that have happened

witness

verb

used for saying that something happened at a particular time or in a particular place

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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