Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
to reach the time when something should happen
to get nearer to a particular time or stage in a process
to gradually prepare yourself or someone else for something that you are going to say or do
to be in a state or situation that may change at any time
used for saying that you know someone is going to enjoy something
to be very close to doing or experiencing something, especially something unpleasant
to be going to happen or do something very soon
to be about to do something
to be going to experience something, especially something unpleasant
used for saying someone is going to experience a shock in the future
a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck
a country that is ruled by a president or other leader that people vote for, rather than by a...
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of to be about to do or experience something from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.