react

react
re|act
W3S3 [riˈækt] v
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1¦(behaviour/feelings)¦
2¦(chemicals)¦
3¦(prices)¦
4¦(become ill)¦
Phrasal verbs
 react against something
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1.) ¦(BEHAVIOUR/FEELINGS)¦
to behave in a particular way or show a particular emotion because of something that has happened or been said
→↑respond react to
How did Wilson react to your idea?
He reacted angrily to the suggestion that he had lied.
She reacted very badly (=was very upset) when her parents split up.
You have to react quickly to circumstances.
react by doing sth
The government reacted by declaring all strikes illegal.
→↑overreact
2.) ¦(CHEMICALS)¦
[i]technical if a chemical substance reacts, it changes when it is mixed with another chemical substance
react with
The calcium reacts with sulphur in the atmosphere.
3.) ¦(PRICES)¦
if prices or financial markets react to something that happens, they increase or decrease in value because of it
react to
Oil prices reacted sharply (=reacted a lot) to news of the crisis in the Middle East.
The market reacted favourably to the announcement.
4.) ¦(BECOME ILL)¦
to become ill when a chemical or drug goes into your body, or when you eat a particular kind of food
→↑respond react to
Quite a lot of children react badly to antibiotics.
react against [react against sth] phr v
to show that you dislike someone else's ideas or ways of doing something, by deliberately doing the opposite
He reacted strongly against his religious upbringing.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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