battery collocations and examples

 UK /ˈbæt(ə)ri/

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an object in a radio, clock etc providing electricity


Adjectives frequently used with battery
flat, rechargeable, spareCordless drills run on rechargeable batteries that take 1–3 hours to recharge.
Verbs frequently used with battery
add power to a battery: charge, rechargeThe batteries are charged from solar panels on the roof of the boat.take power from a battery: discharge, drainI have talked for up to 2 hours on the phone, but it does drain the battery.take out a battery: change, disconnect, remove, replaceIs it easy to change the battery without dissembling the unit?work using batteries: be powered by, require, run on, useThe magnifier requires 2 1.5 volt size batteries (not included).

Usage note

You can also say that something is battery powered.


Verbs that frequently follow battery
die, fail, run down, run outWith this wind-up torch you don’t have to worry about batteries running out in the dark.
Nouns frequently used after battery
charger, compartment, life, pack, powerThe notebook weighs 2.1kg and has a battery life of 3.5 hours.
 
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