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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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bracketbrack‧et1 /ˈbrækɪt/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 (also round bracket) [usually plural] British EnglishSLA one of the pair of signs ( ) put around words to show extra information syn parenthesis American Englishin brackets 🔊 Last year’s sales figures are given in brackets. angle brackets, square bracket, punctuation mark2 income/tax/age etc bracket3 TBCa piece of metal, wood, or plastic, often in the shape of the letter L, fixed to a wall to support something such as a shelf
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bracketA little ink bottle and two pens were fastened to its floor by gold brackets.Supplements in brackets apply to July and August departures.A good ground is easy to find; hoisting lugs on the engine or the alternator mounting brackets make good grounds.That same family, with the exact same buying power, would have been forced into the 40-percent bracket by 1980.A slender pointed cellular disrupter swung out on skeletal brackets.The square brackets reveal the position and length of the inserts.Several companies have produced pension plans specifically for people in the higher income tax bracket.Hide the brackets by adding an edging of deep wallpaper border - backing it with stiff card for extra durability.in bracketsThe expression in brackets is known as Bessel's correction.Figures in brackets refer to the Notes.Programme Directors are given in brackets.All grammar information is given in brackets.Corporate bodies Numbers in brackets indicate that a corporate body or its activities are discussed in the document concerned.Prices in brackets apply to July and August departures.The terms in brackets indicate changed values and variables.
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bracketbracket2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 INCLUDEto consider two or more people or things as being similar or the samebe bracketed together 🔊 Women and minors were bracketed together for the legislation.be bracketed with somebody/something 🔊 Arizona has been bracketed with Iowa in the tournament.2 SLAto put brackets around a written word, piece of information etc 🔊 Debit amounts are bracketed. Grammar Bracket is usually passive.
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bracketUnpaid amounts have been bracketed.Collision fenders were bracketed a few inches below the ends of the baulks.Immediately four faint, narrow lines appeared, bracketing a tiny and undistinguished star.But if the commonsense understanding of schooling is bracketed and belief suspended, another reality emerges, the life of the playground.The strong U.S. economy of the 1980s was bracketed by two recessions.Now his fate is to be for ever bracketed in the political record books with Austen Chamberlain.The three ships swirled around my ship, neatly bracketing it as they matched its speed.Sometimes it ignores lesbianism; sometimes it brackets it together with male homosexuality.The airport's runway was bracketed on one end by power lines and on the other by a peach orchard.All pipes should be bracketed to avoid accidental damage.be bracketed with somebody/somethingArizona has been bracketed with Iowa in the tournament.
From Longman Business Dictionarybracketbrack‧et /ˈbrækɪt/ noun [countable]1a particular range that an amount or number, such as someone’s income or age, falls intopeople in the 55-64 age bracket2 (also (income) tax bracket, (income) tax band) one of the ranges of amounts that people’s income is divided into for the purpose of deciding how much tax they should paytaxpayers in the 15% bracketa rate of 35% in the top bracket (=for people with the highest incomes)
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Verb table
bracket
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybracket
he, she, itbrackets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybracketed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bracketed
he, she, ithas bracketed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bracketed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bracket
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bracketed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bracketing
he, she, itis bracketing
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you, we, theyare bracketing
Past
I, he, she, itwas bracketing
you, we, theywere bracketing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bracketing
he, she, ithas been bracketing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bracketing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bracketing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bracketing
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