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The outer protective covering of a natural or manufactured object
“First I took the case apart, separated the front panel from the case frame and cover.”
Something that might happen
“He told me that if that was the case I would have to find somebody else.”
A single instance or example of something
“Whether this was a case of poor finishing or inspired goal keeping is open to debate.”
A legal action, especially one to be decided in a court of law
“Their only job is to render objective justice in the specific case before them.”
A set of facts or arguments supporting one side of a debate or controversy
“He takes pains to limit the range and reach of his case against censorship.”
An item of luggage; a suitcase
“The victim then discovered the bag contained a carry case with three bottles of water inside.”
An incident or set of circumstances under official investigation by the police
“She has to approach a civil court and also pursue the criminal case filed in a police station.”
An instance of a disease, injury, or problem
“Only two of the team were not affected by an appalling case of food poisoning on the day of the final.”
Any of the forms of a noun, adjective, or pronoun that express the semantic relation of the word to other words in the sentence
“Only relatively recently did grammarians begin a debate over noun cases in English.”
A container designed to hold or protect something
“I put the camera into the case and stubbed the cigarette, which was, by then, my fifth.”
A box containing twelve bottles of wine or other drink, sold as a unit
“A case of beer, a case of wine, and six bottles of Wild Turkey were disposed of in merciless fashion.”
Something that actually exists
“… this has never been the case before.”
A sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder
“… a young boy suffering from a case of chicken pox.”
Something that requires thought and skill for resolution
“… that's a tough case to solve.”
“His art collection sparkled in a glass display case.”
Check something in detail
“He cased a target location in the beginning of November, then decided to carry out his plan in the outdoor parking lot next to the Railway Station.”
Surround in a material or substance
“The capacitor is then cased in a suitable synthetic resin.”
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