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Officials are not planning any drastic action.
We urge the authorities to take action.
We have three possible courses of action.
The strikers voted to suspend their action.
The magazine will fight the libel action brought by the Prime Minister.
She found herself copying his actions.
reflex actions such as swallowing
the action of certain chemicals on the brain
Can military action be avoided?
a list of soldiers missing in action
We’ve been told we’re unlikely to see action.
Where’s all the action in this town?
Her broken wrist will put her out of action for at least a month.
The swimming pool is currently out of action.
Our plans aren’t quite ready to be put into action.
This is the British English definition of action. View American English definition of action.