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chest in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchestchest /tΚƒest/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HBHthe front part of your body between your neck and your stomach β†’ breast πŸ”Š Her heart was pounding in her chest. πŸ”Š a hairy chestchest pain/infection/injury πŸ”Š He collapsed with severe chest pains. β†’ flat-chested2 a large strong box that you use to store things in or to move your personal possessions from one place to another πŸ”Š a large wooden chest β†’ chest of drawers, tea chest, war chest3 β†’ get something off your chestCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesbroada tall man with a broad chest and shoulderspowerfulHis arms were folded across his powerful chest.muscular (=with big muscles)His chest was tanned and muscular.hairyHis shirt was unbuttoned, revealing a hairy chest.bare (=not covered by clothes)The workmen all had bare chests.bad (=one that is making you cough or giving you pain)I'm not going running today - my chest is bad.weak (=one that often gets infections)As a child her chest was weak.chest + NOUNa chest painThere are a number of causes of chest pain.a chest infectionEvery time I get a cold I get a chest infection too.a chest complaint/problem (=something wrong with your chest and causing you pain)Older people often suffer from chest complaints.a chest injury/woundHe suffered serious chest injuries in the accident.a chest X-ray (=a photograph of the inside of your chest, to see if it is healthy)A chest X-ray showed that there was damage to his lungs.
Examples from the Corpus
chestβ€’ We use a cedar chest to keep wool blankets in.β€’ Sizes: to fit chest sizes 34-38 or 40-46.β€’ She could feel the pounding of his heart against her chest, and the pulse leapt under her lips.β€’ Focusing resentfully on the dark, angular face, her heart had flipped over suddenly in her chest.β€’ The gun is pointed at directly at his chest.β€’ Did I care that on his chest he wore no small ribbons indicative of this medal or that yet to come?β€’ Potter was shot in the chest.β€’ I like looking at the clods of earth hitting their faces, covering their chests, hiding them, completing something.β€’ Children were to sit up straight and put their chins to their chests.β€’ a toy chestβ€’ When doing sit-ups, keep your hands crossed on your chest, rather than behind your neck.chest pain/infection/injuryβ€’ Sore muscles are not the only possibility to explain cough and chest pain.β€’ Pathologist's reports established the cause of death as extensive chest injuries.β€’ Mr Dye is in intensive care with head injuries while Mr Nolan has chest injuries.β€’ If chest pain occurs report immediately to nearest emergency room.β€’ I had the feeling I was disappointing him, and it filled me with a dull continuous inner chest pain.β€’ The patient may or may not have palpitations or chest pain associated with the attack.β€’ They include poor growth, recurrent chest infections, chronic diarrhoea and skin infections.