American English

Definition of broadcast verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they broadcast
    he / she / it broadcasts
    past simple broadcast
    past participle broadcast
    past participle broadcasted
    -ing form broadcasting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] broadcast (something) to send out programs on television or radio The concert will be broadcast live (= at the same time as it takes place) tomorrow evening. Most of the programs are broadcast in English. They began broadcasting in 1922. Topic CollocationsTelevisionwatching watch television/TV/a show/a program/a documentary/a pilot/a rerun/a repeat see an ad/a commercial/the news/the weather catch/miss a show/a program/an episode/the news pick up/reach for/grab/lose the remote (control) change channels surf (through)/flip through the channels sit in front of/turn on/turn off the television/the TV/the TV set have/install satellite (TV)/cable (TV)/a satellite dishshowing show a program/a documentary/an ad/a commercial/a prime-time sitcom/drama run an ad/a commercial/a movie broadcast/air/repeat a show/a program/a documentary/an episode/a series go out/air/be recorded live attract/draw (in)/pull (in) viewers be a hit with viewers/audiences/critics get (low/high) ratingsappearing be on/appear on television/TV/a TV show take part in a call-in/a game show/a quiz show/a reality TV show host a show/a program/a series/a game show/a quiz show/a (late-night/daytime) talk show be/become/work as a talk-show host/sports commentator/news anchor present the news appear/perform live (on TV)program-making do/film/make a show/a program/a documentary/an episode/a pilot/a series/an ad/a commercial work on a soap (opera)/a pilot (episode)/a sitcom write/produce a drama/sitcom/spin-off/comedy series
  2. 2[transitive] broadcast something to tell a lot of people about something I don't like to broadcast the fact that my father owns the company.
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