machinery noun

ADJ. heavy | complex, complicated, elaborate, sophisticated | electrical | agricultural, construction, farm, industrial, manufacturing, office, textile

QUANT. piece large and complex pieces of machinery

VERB + MACHINERY maintain, service | install, set up | control, drive, operate | renew, replace, update | house The machinery is housed in a special building.

MACHINERY + VERB drive sth, work sth | break down | hum

PREP. ~ for machinery for grinding wheat

PHRASES the hum of machinery