big, heavy, hefty, huge, large, massive, stiff, substantial

He was forced to pay a hefty fine.

two-hundred-dollar, five-hundred-pound, etc.
parking, speeding
civil (esp. AmE), criminal
get (esp. BrE), receive

I got a fine for parking illegally.

give (sb) (esp. BrE), impose, levy

Heavy fines were levied on offenders.

be liable for, be liable to, face, risk

Drivers risk heavy fines for driving without insurance.

be punishable by, carry, lead to

Violations carry a maximum fine of $1000.

in fine

They face up to five years in prison and more than $1 million in fines.

fine for

a fine for water pollution


Any company found to be breaking these rules will be heavily fined.


He got fined £200 for parking illegally.

get fined
Fine is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑magistrate
1 good enough/suitable
be, look, seem, smell, sound, taste
turn out

I knew that everything would turn out fine in the end.

absolutely, completely, just, perfectly, totally, truly (esp. AmE)

Don't worry. Your voice sounds absolutely fine.

exceptionally, particularly

He has done an exceptionally fine job of reorganizing things.


This paper's not very good quality, but it's fine for rough work.

2 in good health/happy and comfortable
be, feel, look, seem

George looks fine now.

absolutely, completely

I feel absolutely fine.

3 (esp. BrE) bright and sunny/not raining
turn out

It's turned out fine again today.

keep, remain, stay

Let's hope it stays fine for the wedding.

4 thin/small
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

Her hair is very fine.

a very fine distinction

Fine is used with these nouns: ↑achievement, ↑actor, actress, ↑adjustment, ↑ale, ↑antique, ↑array, ↑art, ↑artist, ↑ash, ↑athlete, ↑balance, ↑beach, ↑bone, ↑book, ↑brain, ↑brush, ↑building, ↑champagne, ↑china, ↑chocolate, ↑clay, ↑cloth, ↑clothes, ↑coating, ↑collection, ↑composer, ↑cotton, ↑crack, ↑craftsman, ↑craftsmanship, ↑cuisine, ↑dancer, ↑day, ↑detail, ↑discrimination, ↑display, ↑disregard, ↑distinction, ↑drizzle, ↑dust, ↑ear, ↑evening, ↑example, ↑fabric, ↑fashion, ↑feature, ↑fellow, ↑figure, ↑film, ↑finish, ↑flavour, ↑folk, ↑food, ↑football, ↑form, ↑furniture, ↑game, ↑grain, ↑hair, ↑horse, ↑hotel, ↑house, ↑illustration, ↑instrument, ↑jewellery, ↑job, ↑judgement, ↑lace, ↑lad, ↑lady, ↑layer, ↑library, ↑line, ↑linen, ↑man, ↑material, ↑mess, ↑mist, ↑morning, ↑mountain, ↑music, ↑musician, ↑needle, ↑net, ↑nuance, ↑painting, ↑performance, ↑performer, ↑piece, ↑player, ↑poem, ↑point, ↑porcelain, ↑pottery, ↑powder, ↑print, ↑quality, ↑rain, ↑record, ↑recording, ↑reputation, ↑restaurant, ↑run, ↑sand, ↑save, ↑scale, ↑selection, ↑sentiment, ↑shading, ↑shape, ↑shop, ↑shot, ↑shred, ↑sieve, ↑sight, ↑silk, ↑silt, ↑singer, ↑singing, ↑skin, ↑snow, ↑soldier, ↑son, ↑specimen, ↑spine, ↑spray, ↑start, ↑style, ↑talk, ↑taste, ↑textile, ↑texture, ↑thread, ↑tradition, ↑tribute, ↑tube, ↑view, ↑vintage, ↑voice, ↑weather, ↑whisky, ↑win, ↑wine, ↑wire, ↑wool, ↑word, ↑work, ↑workmanship, ↑wrinkle, ↑writer, ↑writing, ↑yarn
Fine is used with these verbs: ↑suit, ↑work

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