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string noun

1 thin cord

ADJ. taut, tight He pulled the string tight. | loose | tangled He had hair like tangled yellow string.

QUANT. bit, length, piece I cut a length of string to tie up the package. | ball

VERB + STRING knot, tie, tie sth up with Tie the string round the parcel. | undo, untie | wind (up) He wound the string into a ball. | unwind | dangle (sth) on Next to the phone, there was a pencil dangling on a string.

PREP. in the ~ There's a knot in the string.

PHRASES on the end of a string

2 on a musical instrument

ADJ. tight | slack | open | stopped | guitar, violin, etc. | A, G, etc.

VERB + STRING tighten, tune | loosen | pluck | change, replace | break

STRING + VERB break | vibrate

STRING + NOUN instrument

PREP. on a/the ~ Play it on the G string.