Definition of 'chain'
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Most of the large academy chains have no need of selection. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Lock the door and put chains on? Times, Sunday Times (2017)The fuel supply chain is making opportunistic profits while sterling tanks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It may damage rather than help the nuclear supply chain in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not knowing the law or trying to pass the buck to another company in the chain is no excuse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He chained his bike to a fence and told his parents there was a spare key to the lock in his bedroom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rugby union is one gigantic chain with one man's role integral to another. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If so, those responsible higher up the chain of command must be held accountable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)BRITAIN'S biggest pub chain is toasting a profit - after overhauling the business to deal with new laws. The Sun (2016)He wears heavy gold chains and bracelets, is well over 6ft and fairly broad. Times, Sunday Times (2016)None of the big retailers has a target for cutting food waste in its supply chain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Visitors are banned from the courtyard and all buildings are secured with chains and combination locks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The game continues until the players have formed one long chain. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The best independents near my home are cheaper than the high street chains. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were charged with illegal assembly and blocking traffic by attempting to form a human chain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Do prayer chains and groups promote this personal work of seeing? Christianity Today (2000)The revolution has come and bike chains are first up against the wall. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He went on to single out a certain department store chain. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At all stages in the buying chain there are changes in attitude emerging. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Windows were chained shut and doors welded together. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You had to go in and put a chain around the props. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)This process can continue forming a long chain that causes destruction at each step. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)The big five managed chains typically will seek as many footprints in as many cities as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The chain will now be selling the piece in all shops. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Does he care that these smaller outfits are under threat from the larger chains? Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is not the first time the chain has seen a mobile service collapse. The Sun (2015)Right up to the door of the plane he had his wrists handcuffed and his legs in chains. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There has been a lot of research by us and some universities that shows that supply chain performance underpins company performance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was blowing dogs off chains. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She suggested that in a few days, wheel chains would be required. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A footman got a mayor's chain of office for a tenner. The Sun (2014)In each part of the country, chain grocery stores have flourished over 30 years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are great prizes to be won thanks to our pals at retail chain Pets Corner. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'chain'
British English: chain /tʃeɪn/ NOUN
A chain consists of metal rings connected together in a line.
He wore a gold chain around his neck.
- American English: chain
- Arabic: سِلْسِلَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: corrente
- Chinese: 链
- Croatian: lanac
- Czech: řetěz
- Danish: kæde
- Dutch: ketting
- European Spanish: cadena
- Finnish: ketju
- French: chaîne anneaux de métal
- German: Kette Technik
- Greek: αλυσίδα
- Italian: catena
- Japanese: 鎖
- Korean: 사슬
- Norwegian: kjede
- Polish: łańcuch
- European Portuguese: corrente
- Romanian: lanț
- Russian: цепь
- Spanish: cadena
- Swedish: kedja
- Thai: โซ่
- Turkish: zincir
- Ukrainian: ланцюг
- Vietnamese: xích
Definition of chain from the Collins English Dictionary
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