Definition of 'berth'
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She will flirt with and hug men in the pub but she gives me a wide berth. The Sun (2016)Why is it so hard for them to slow down and allow a wider berth? The Sun (2007)That should provide a comfortable berth for viewing some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The Sun (2015)Lower mooring fees and a shorter waiting time for berths are other draws. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The fish finger company is being forced to find a new berth. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Others may want to give it a wide berth. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It seems trainers and jockeys have concluded they cannot win from the wide berths. The Sun (2008)The exercises are a statutory obligation because there is a chance that nuclear submarines could berth in the harbour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Mind you, there are other characters whom you should give a wide berth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Is there anything to see in the city, or is it best given a wide berth? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The dogs gave each other quite a wide berth, they were pretty dismissive of each other. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)Again, this would enable pedestrians to give them a wide berth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Secondly, you know who is on the treatment table and can therefore give them a wide berth. The Sun (2012)I was assigned a berth in a ship heading for the latter. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)I wonder why she decided to give this one a wide berth? The Sun (2014)A rumbling noise that sounded like a tumble drier next to their berth kept them awake night after night. The Sun (2007)It is a long walk from where the ship berths past an airstrip to a tiny collection of buildings that include the local museum and adjacent café. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There's a double bed in one bedroom and twin beds in a second plus the sofa pulls out to provide extra berths if needed. The Sun (2011)Stand back, let the dust settle, and follow your favourite managers to their next berth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And it has yet to find a suitable berth in the West End. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The ships block two berths, reducing cross-Channel capacity. The Sun (2015)First, there is evidence to suggest that when overtaking, motorists give a wider berth to cyclists not wearing a helmet. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It launches two new liners next year and if your suggestion is chosen, you win a berth on the ship 's inaugural voyage. The Sun (2013)Maybe, though I suspect he will probably be giving this sport a wide berth for the time being. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'berth'
British English: berth /bɜːθ/ NOUN
A berth is a bed on a boat or train, or in a caravan.
- American English: berth
- Arabic: سَرِيرٌ بِقِطارِ أَوْ سَفِينَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: leito
- Chinese: 卧铺
- Croatian: brodski ležaj
- Czech: lůžko
- Danish: køje
- Dutch: slaapplaats
- European Spanish: litera
- Finnish: vuodepaikka junassa tai laivalla
- French: couchette
- German: Koje
- Greek: κουκέτα
- Italian: cuccetta
- Japanese: 寝台
- Korean: 침대
- Norwegian: køye tog/skip
- Polish: koja
- European Portuguese: leito
- Romanian: cușetă
- Russian: койка
- Spanish: atracadero desembarcadero
- Swedish: kajplats
- Thai: ที่นอนในเรือหรือรถไฟ
- Turkish: kabin
- Ukrainian: спальне місце
- Vietnamese: giường ngủ trên tàu
British English: berth VERB
When a ship berths, it sails into harbour and stops at the quay.
As the ship berthed, he was with the first immigration officers aboard.
Definition of berth from the Collins English Dictionary
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