berth

[[t]bɜ͟ː(r)θ[/t]]
berths, berthing, berthed
1) PHRASE: V inflects If you give someone or something a wide berth, you avoid them because you think they are unpleasant, or dangerous, or simply because you do not like them.

More experienced hands in the Mission had given Miss Pickerstaff a wide berth that morning...

She gives showbiz parties a wide berth.

2) N-COUNT A berth is a bed on a boat, train, or caravan.

Goldring booked a berth on the first boat he could.

3) N-COUNT A berth is a space in a harbour where a ship stays for a period of time.
Syn:
4) VERB When a ship berths, it sails into harbour and stops at the quay.

As the ship berthed in New York, McClintock was with the first immigration officers aboard.

Derived words:
berthed ADJ usu v-link ADJ, usu ADJ prep

There the Gripsholm was berthed next to another ship.


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