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basebase2 ●●● S2 W2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 lowest part [countable usually singular]BOTTOM a) the lowest part or surface of something syn bottombase of πŸ”Š There is a door at the base of the tower. πŸ”Š the base of a triangle πŸ”Š a frozen dessert with a biscuit base πŸ”Š a wine glass with a heavy base πŸ”Š The leather of his left trainer was coming away from its rubber base. b) the lowest point on a plant or part of your body, where it joins another part syn bottombase of πŸ”Š a hole in the base of the tree πŸ”Š He was killed by an axe blow to the base of his skull.β–Ί see thesaurus at bottom2 knowledge/ideas [countable]BASIC the most important part of something, from which new ideas develop syn foundation πŸ”Š India has a good scientific research base.base for πŸ”Š They were laying the base for a new economic recovery.3 military [countable]PM a place where people in a military organization live and workmilitary/naval/air base4 company/organization [countable, uncountable]COME FROM/ORIGINATE the main place from which a person, company, or organization controls their activitiesbase for πŸ”Š He used the house as a base for his printing business.5 people/groups [countable usually singular]ALL/EVERYTHING the people, money, groups etc that form the main part of something πŸ”Š The company has built up a loyal customer base. πŸ”Š By broadening the tax base (=all the people who pay taxes), he could raise more revenues. πŸ”Š an attempt to strengthen the city’s economic base (=things that produce jobs and money) πŸ”Š The country’s manufacturing base (=all the factories, companies etc that produce goods in a country) has shrunk by 20%. β†’ power base6 substance/mixture [singular, uncountable]MIX the main part of a substance, meal etc to which other things are added πŸ”Š paint with an oil basebase for πŸ”Š Vodka is the base for many cocktails.7 sport [countable]DSB one of the four places that a player must touch in order to get a point in games such as baseball8 β†’ be off base9 chemical [countable]HCC technical a chemical substance that combines with an acid to form a salt10 numbers [countable usually singular]HM technical the number in relation to which a number system or mathematical table is built up, for example 10 in the decimal system11 β†’ touch base (with somebody) β€”basal adjective β†’ cover (all) the bases at cover1(12)COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: the most important part of something, from which new ideas developadjectivesa good baseThis data provided a good base for further research.a solid/firm/strong baseA good education should give you a solid base for life.a sound/secure baseA child needs a responsive mother in order to form a secure base for future development.a broad baseThe first year of the course aims to provide students with a broad base of knowledge.a knowledge baseYou’re building up a knowledge base that you’ll be able to use later.verbshave a basePermanent staff have a better base from which to plan their career development.provide a baseIt is essential to provide a sound base from which economic progress can be made.build a baseBy concentrating on our core businesses we will build a strong base from which to exploit future opportunities.give somebody a baseThe training gives you a broad base in actually running an organization.
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baseβ€’ Cuba was seen as a base for Communist activity throughout Latin America.β€’ Both French and Spanish come from a Latin base.β€’ a naval baseβ€’ You should paint the outside walls with an oil base.β€’ Where that popular base does not exist such laws are only imposed on the population with great difficulty, if at all.β€’ a black vase with a round baseβ€’ Microsoft's base is in Redmond, Washington.β€’ The lamp has a square base.β€’ This decision is likely to be influenced by the age and tax base cost of the company's plant.β€’ Put a liquid fertilizer around the base of each plant.β€’ He directs us to a good campsite a half mile down the beach at the base of a fresh-water estuary.β€’ And he has emerged from the base of a bridge to warn city officials that it was about to collapse.β€’ The base of the column was cracked.base ofβ€’ Pour the concrete around the base of the post.β€’ Spirit Lake is at the base of Mount St. Helens.β€’ the base of a trianglebase forβ€’ A good elementary school education provides a solid base for the rest of a child's school years.military/naval/air baseβ€’ The 550-acre naval station at Treasure Island is one of 29 California military bases closed in 1993 by Congress.β€’ Fresh air bases were set up in Bank Mine and a team of brave and dedicated doctors went underground to assist.β€’ Enlistedmen control the main military base, where the army's weapons are stored.β€’ Then I went to work at the Alameda naval air base, as a machinist's helper.β€’ Some convention delegates live near military bases that were closing or had closed.β€’ Their targets were the air bases.customer baseβ€’ From a small, localised clientele, the company has now expanded into a customer base which stretches from Southampton to Wick.β€’ Are there other untapped demographics you can identify to build an additional customer base?β€’ It would even, he added, be interested in the odd competitor to increase its customer base.β€’ The clothier doesn't serve consumers in general, it caters to its own customer base.β€’ This information is supplemented by a wealth of subscriber-supplied data from a wide-ranging customer base.β€’ A bookshop's customer base might well change as a result of changing stock profile.β€’ The company's customer base is growing.β€’ The customer base was considerably strengthened and a variety of new products launched.