function verb

ADV. effectively, efficiently, smoothly, successfully, well | perfectly | correctly, normally, properly All the instruments were functioning normally. | adequately, satisfactorily Problems arise when the body's immune system is not functioning adequately. | independently Can we devise a system in which judges function independently of party poltics? | actually This model does not describe accurately the way a market economy actually functions. | still The bombs continued to fall, but somehow the city still functioned.

VERB + FUNCTION be able/unable to, can/could When nutrients are in short supply the body cannot function properly. | begin to | continue to | cease to

PHRASES fully functioning The group has now become a fully functioning political organization.