Definition of 'action'
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Example sentences containing 'action'
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They want action now to end the daily chaos to their journeys. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They added that staff had voted by nine to one for industrial action. The Sun (2016)The threat of court action can often result in a payout. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The issue is a lack of action by governments. Times, Sunday Times (2017)That came after legal action by privacy campaigners against the social network. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was still with her university sweetheart and was the last person you would expect to see in an action movie. The Sun (2016)This humanitarian crisis needs urgent action. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If it does not reply, court action will begin. The Sun (2016)You know the one... in which he claims he will be fit to return to action next week. The Sun (2016)The representative added that his firm's action in this case could be seen to be over the top. Computing (2010)The industrial action is over pay and conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The actions of any one individual do not represent our fans. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is exactly the sort of action that brings banks into disrepute. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So is it safe to say the actress has turned into something of an action woman? The Sun (2012)Sometimes moments of crisis require fast action but no more. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We see this law in action in politics and public relations. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are often empty characters whom the action happens around. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What to take and what not to number of legal actions. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)There was no fine or disciplinary action taken. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You want to know the danger signals and the actions you might take. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Then came the libel action and drugs allegations. The Sun (2008)Those looking for decisive action thought they had found it now. DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)The pastor discussed possible church disciplinary actions at this meeting. Christianity Today (2000)It was to be the last major action of the war. The Sun (2014)The board predicted that he would be fit for action in six weeks. TOLKIEN AND THE GREAT WAR: The Threshold of Middle-earth (2003)Your first challenge will be to stop deferring action and beginning to take some. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)He revived memories of the artist as action hero. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Watch footage of emergency crews in action online. The Sun (2009)It is long overdue time to see some action where past governments failed. The Sun (2010)This was the butterfly effect in action. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In all religions men are the model of behaviour and action. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Your confidence deepens too and you can push important plans into action. The Sun (2006)Now he is returning with what is sure to be one of the action movies of the summer. The Sun (2010)Scores of journalists have been arrested for alleged criminal offences and risk court action and possibly time behind bars. The Sun (2012)The battle stations alarm rang through the ship galvanizing men into action. DESTROY THE KENTUCKY (1992)
Trends of 'action'
Extremely Common. action is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'action'
British English: action /ˈækʃən/ NOUN
Action is doing something for a particular purpose.
They want to see tough action taken against the criminals.
- American English: action
- Arabic: فِعْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: ação
- Chinese: 行动
- Croatian: radnja
- Czech: opatření
- Danish: handling
- Dutch: actie
- European Spanish: acción
- Finnish: teko
- French: action
- German: Handlung
- Greek: δράση
- Italian: azione
- Japanese: 活動
- Korean: 활동
- Norwegian: handling
- Polish: działanie kroki
- European Portuguese: ação
- Romanian: acțiune
- Russian: действие
- Spanish: acción
- Swedish: åtgärd
- Thai: การกระทำ
- Turkish: eylem
- Ukrainian: дія
- Vietnamese: hành động
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