serious problem

ernstig probleem

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  • serious problem — grave situation, very troublesome problem …   English contemporary dictionary

  • serious — [sir′ē əs] adj. [ME seryows < ML seriosus < L serius, grave, orig., prob. weighty, heavy < ? IE base * swer > OE swær, heavy, sad, Goth swers, important, orig., heavy] 1. of, showing, having, or caused by earnestness or deep thought;… …   English World dictionary

  • serious — se|ri|ous W1S1 [ˈsıəriəs US ˈsır ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(situation/problem)¦ 2 be serious 3¦(important)¦ 4¦(large amount)¦ 5¦(romantic relationship)¦ 6¦(person)¦ 7¦(sport/activity)¦ 8¦(very good)¦ 9¦(worried/unhappy)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • problem — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sth that causes difficulties ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, big, enormous, grave, great, huge, important, major, serious, significant …   Collocations dictionary

  • problem */*/*/ — UK [ˈprɒbləm] / US [ˈprɑbləm] noun [countable] Word forms problem : singular problem plural problems Metaphor: Problems and troubles are like illnesses. When things get better, people think of the problems as being cured. She thinks we live in a… …   English dictionary

  • serious — se|ri|ous [ sıriəs ] adjective *** ▸ 1 bad enough to worry you ▸ 2 deserving attention ▸ 3 not joking ▸ 4 careful and detailed ▸ 5 not laughing much ▸ 6 involving difficult ideas ▸ 7 involving strong feelings ▸ 8 caring about activity ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • serious */*/*/ — UK [ˈsɪərɪəs] / US [ˈsɪrɪəs] adjective 1) bad or dangerous enough to make you worried The sale of the company will have serious implications for people s jobs. a serious problem/mistake: It s not a serious problem – we should be able to fix it… …   English dictionary

  • problem — prob|lem [ prabləm ] noun count *** 1. ) something that causes trouble or difficulty: a major cause of traffic problems in the city problem of: the problem of unemployment problem for: Homelessness is a serious problem for a lot of young people.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • serious — [[t]sɪ͟əriəs[/t]] ♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Serious problems or situations are very bad and cause people to be worried or afraid. Crime is an increasingly serious problem in Russian society... The government still face very serious difficulties... Doctors… …   English dictionary

  • problem — noun (C) 1 DIFFICULTY a situation that causes difficulties: There was rarely any problem in motivating the students to study. | have a problem with: I ve been having a few problems with the car. | a drug/crime problem: tough new measures to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • serious — 01. Were you [serious] when you said you were thinking of quitting your job? 02. Four men are dead, and another in [serious] condition after an explosion at a fireworks factory. 03. Drug abuse is a [serious] problem in our society. 04. Bar owners …   Grammatical examples in English

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