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report
re|port1 [ rı`pɔrt ] noun count ***
▸ 1 spoken/written summary
▸ 2 news article/broadcast
▸ 3 official study
▸ 4 something that may be true
▸ 5 document by teacher
▸ 6 sudden loud noise
1. ) a spoken summary or written document that gives information about a particular subject, situation, or event:
According to the police report, the victim died of a knife wound.
the company's annual report
report on: We have to write a short report on the conference.
a ) MAINLY SPOKEN details about something that has been happening in your life:
We expect a full report when you get back from Greece.
2. ) an article or broadcast that gives information about something that is happening in the news:
Our next report contains images that some viewers might find upsetting.
report on: Did you see that report on racial tensions in Boston?
3. ) an official document on a particular subject, often made by a group of people after studying a problem or situation carefully:
A new report shows violent crime is on the increase.
report on: a government-sponsored report on inner-city unemployment
the conclusions/findings/recommendations of a report: I can't comment on the causes of the accident until I have seen the report's conclusions.
4. ) a piece of information about an event, that may or may not be true:
report of: We're getting reports of a fresh outbreak of fighting in the region.
report that: The hospital refused to confirm reports that the nurses are considering a strike.
5. ) BRITISH a document written by a teacher giving details of a student's work in a school. American report card
6. ) FORMAL a sudden loud noise caused by a gun or an explosion
report
re|port 2 [ rı`pɔrt ] verb ***
▸ 1 tell piece of news
▸ 2 say something exists/happened
▸ 3 produce document
▸ 4 tell someone about crime etc.
▸ 5 tell someone you are present
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) intransitive or transitive to give information about something in a news article or broadcast:
The story was reported differently on every channel.
report on: Three CNN journalists were sent to report on the conflict.
report that: Our sources have reported that the president had lost control of the country.
2. ) transitive to provide information about something that exists or has happened:
Wholesalers report a sharp increase in sales of organic produce.
report doing something: Witnesses reported hearing a loud noise before the airplane crashed.
report that: The victim's neighbors reported that they had heard gunshots during the night.
3. ) transitive to produce an official statement or written document about a particular subject, especially after studying it carefully:
The committee will report the results of its investigation tomorrow.
4. ) transitive to tell someone in authority about a crime, something dangerous, etc.:
Passers-by reported smoke coming from the abandoned factory.
report something to someone: If you see anything suspicious, you must report it to the appropriate authorities.
report someone/something missing: The boys were reported missing when they didn't come home for dinner.
5. ) intransitive to tell someone that you are present or ready to start working:
report to: Cline always reported to his manager first thing in the morning.
report for duty: Officers should report for duty no later than nine in the morning.
re,port `back phrasal verb intransitive
1. ) to tell or send someone information that you have discovered:
report back with: Investigators will report back with their findings as soon as possible.
report back to: He promised to investigate it and then report back to the committee.
2. ) to return to a place in order to say that you are present or ready to start working again:
report back to: Striking workers should report back to their supervisors on Monday.
re`port to phrasal verb transitive
report to someone if you report to someone at work, they are in charge of you and responsible for telling you what to do:
Kramer reports directly to the chief executive.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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