- noun1 weaponADJECTIVE▪ poison, poisoned… OF ARROWS▪ hail, volley▪
A hail of arrows descended from the tower.VERB + ARROW▪ fire, release, shoot▪ draw▪
He drew two arrows and placed them in the bow.▪ fit, string▪
She strung an arrow to her bow.▪ aim▪
He aimed an arrow at the target.ARROW + VERB▪ fly, shoot, whizz▪
An arrow whizzed past his head.▪ hit sb/sth, pierce sb/sth, strike sb/sth▪
The arrow hit its target.▪ land▪ rain, rain down▪ miss (sb/sth)▪
She aimed carefully at the tree but the arrow missed.ARROW + NOUN▪ head (usually arrowhead), point, tip▪ shaft▪ slit▪
the arrow slits in the castle's battlements▪ woundPHRASES▪ a bow and arrow▪
The people used bows and arrows for hunting.2 symbolADJECTIVE▪ left, right▪ down, up▪
The down arrow indicates rain.▪ horizontal, vertical▪ broken, curved, dashed, shaded, solid▪
The old road is shown on the map by broken arrows.VERB + ARROW▪ follow▪
Follow the red arrows to get to the camp reception.ARROW + VERB▪ denote sth, indicate sth, mark sth, point, represent sth, show sth▪
You will see an arrow pointing to the left.ARROW + NOUN▪ key▪
You can scroll through the text using the up and down arrow keys.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.