Definition of 'routine'
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Build regular relaxation routines into your life. The Sun (2016)Her fans copy her look as assiduously as they learn her dance routines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If three meals a day fit best into your daily routine then stick with this pattern. The Sun (2016)The golds are hard but you have to do one routine well. The Sun (2016)Her lack of qualifications were picked up by a routine check. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Having a regular routine can help. The Sun (2016)Make fitness part of your routine and you won't notice it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some of the contestants have worked for as long as 10 years to perfect the routines they perform on the show. The Sun (2016)The world silver medallist nailed his routine on the Floor, while others faltered. The Sun (2016)Police spotted the vehicle during a routine patrol and a check found it had been nicked. The Sun (2009)The most demanding days are the ones where you have to learn a dance or fight routine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His running routine is one of monastic simplicity and discipline. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So he is going to undergo a routine check to be sure. The Sun (2013)The floor routine allows her to show off her personality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The medals went to those who performed conservative routines very precisely. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is also routine talk of legends. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many have no symptoms and are only found by chance in routine examinations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Then it was back to his interrupted voyage and the routine of life at sea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Time away from your normal routine is invaluable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We need more than our regular routine. Christianity Today (2000)They welcome a life which offers no changes to routine. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)He was due for a routine medical check on the fourteenth of the month. BomberHis routine is rather different to the twentysomethings he trains with. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These should be part of your routine. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have to keep going with the diet and fitness routine for life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The food hygiene experts went to the diner after giving it five stars during their routine inspections. The Sun (2013)This routine procedure could be doing more harm than good. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Officers on a routine patrol spotted three males running away from the scene. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Or to grab a rest between dance routines? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Young workers are five times more likely than older staff to want to fit exercise into their daily work routine. The Sun (2013)The Barber invariably suffers from stale routine in repertoire performance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The idea of having three parents seems ripe to provoke both stand-up comedy routines and horror. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a routine about a man walking on the moon and how it was hard to adjust to life after doing that. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You feel home is the place to be, with its routines and loved ones. The Sun (2015)
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British English: routine /ruːˈtiːn/ NOUN
A routine is the usual series of things that you do at a particular time in a particular order.
...their daily routine.
- American English: routine
- Arabic: روتيـن
- Brazilian Portuguese: rotina
- Chinese: 常规
- Croatian: rutina
- Czech: běžný postup
- Danish: rutine
- Dutch: routine
- European Spanish: rutina
- Finnish: rutiini
- French: routine
- German: Routine
- Greek: ρουτίνα
- Italian: routine
- Japanese: 決まりきった仕事
- Korean: 정해진 과정
- Norwegian: rutine
- Polish: rutyna
- European Portuguese: rotina
- Romanian: rutină
- Russian: обычный режим
- Spanish: rutina
- Swedish: rutin
- Thai: กิจวัตรประจำ
- Turkish: sıradan
- Ukrainian: рутина
- Vietnamese: hoạt động thường xuyên
British English: routine ADJECTIVE
You use routine to describe activities that are done as a normal part of a job or process.
...a series of routine medical tests.
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