Definition of 'so that'

See related content

French Translation of "so that"
French Translation of "so that"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : zorbonaut
Word of the day : zorbonaut
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
Collins English Dictionary apps
Collins English Dictionary apps

Example sentences containing 'so that'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Rooms are spread far enough apart so that guests do not feel on top of each other. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. Pete Cohen and Sten Cummins with Jennai Cox HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)Chop the half onion thinly and fry under low heat so that it becomes soft and translucent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is always tempting for politicians to ease the requirements of exams so that standards seem to improve. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It helps to lower blood sugar so that you feel less hungry and unconsciously eat slightly fewer calories. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Urgent steps should be taken by the coalition so that we become self sufficient in this precious commodity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Pass it on to her so that she can think things through and knows where to turn when she comes to her senses. The Sun (2009)The point was to stretch myself far, so that it is easier in game situations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The change had altered him physically, so that he seemed to have shrunk inside his clothes. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)But a singer's job is to interpret a story so that people feel it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It takes quite a while for these emotions to settle, so that you can think more objectively. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I want to look good so that other people think nice things about me. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With luck, we may see the traps far enough ahead so that we can avoid walking into them. Dyson, Freeman Infinite in All Directions (1989)Shortly before he died he had discussed taking on Indonesian nationality so that he could become the legal owner. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Up there were stars, framed by the hatch opening so that they seemed to move when the boat rocked. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Universal access means arranging training as far as possible so that no group of people are automatically barred by nature of their work or disability. O'Connor, Joseph & Seymour, John Training with N.L.P. (1994)And so that you can feel good about yourself, it is all completely legal despite not having to pay. The Sun (2015)It would be helpful to make a few practice swings without touching the sand so that you become familiar with the feel of the shot. Lewis, Beverly Winning Golf for Women (1993)It was a light that tore into the skin, so that one could feel the very blisters as they rose. Baxter, Stephen Anti-Ice (1993)It may be best to get some time alone, so that you can think more clearly about what to do next. The Sun (2015)They would also draw up plans for managing old people's health and lifestyles so that as far as possible they stay out of hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Evidently his feet did not go all the way down; the boots must have been stuffed with something so that he would seem taller. Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)I went running so that I could think about him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Trends of 'so that'

Extremely Common. so that is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage for:


Definition of so that from the Collins English Dictionary
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access