re|port1 W1S2 [rıˈpo:t US -o:rt] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: reporter 'to report', from Latin reportare, from portare 'to carry']
1.) a written or spoken description of a situation or event, giving people the information they need
→↑account report of/on/about
Martens gave a report on his sales trip to Korea.
2.) a piece of writing in a newspaper about something that is happening, or part of a news programme
According to recent news reports , two of the victims are Americans.
report on/of
media reports of the food shortages
3.) an official document that carefully considers a particular subject
report on
a recent report on child abuse
4.) information that something has happened, which may or may not be true
report of
Police received reports of a bomb threat at the airport at 11:28 p.m.
report that
a report that he had been killed
5.) BrE a written statement by teachers about a child's work at school, which is sent to his or her parents
American Equivalent: report card
6.) BrE someone who works for a particular manager
Only Gordon's direct reports are attending the course.
7.) formal the noise of an explosion or shot
a loud report
report 2
report2 W1S3 v
2 be reported to be/do something
4¦(public statement)¦
8 report sick
Phrasal verbs
 report back
 report to somebody
1.) ¦(NEWS)¦ [I and T]
to give people information about recent events, especially in newspapers and on television and radio
This is Gavin Williams, reporting from the United Nations in New York.
We aim to report the news as fairly as possible.
The incident was widely reported in the national press.
report on
The Times sent her to Bangladesh to report on the floods.
report that
Journalists in Cairo reported that seven people had been shot.
report doing sth
Witnesses reported seeing three people flee the scene.
2.) be reported to be/do sth
used to say that a statement has been made about someone or something, but you do not know if it is true
The stolen necklace is reported to be worth $57,000.
3.) ¦(JOB/WORK)¦ [I and T]
to tell someone about what has been happening, or what you are doing as part of your job
report (to sb) on sth
I've asked him to come back next week and report on his progress.
to officially give information to the public
Doctors have reported a 13% increase in the number of people with heart disease.
to tell the police or someone in authority that an accident or crime has happened
I'd like to report a theft.
report sth to sb
All accidents must be reported to the safety officer.
report sb/sth missing/injured/killed
The plane was reported missing.
6.) ¦(COMPLAIN)¦ [T]
to complain about someone to people in authority
report sb for sth
Polish referee Ryszard Wojoik reported two Leeds United players for violent conduct.
report sb to sb
Hadley's drinking problem led co-workers to report him to the supervisor.
7.) ¦(ARRIVAL)¦
to go somewhere and officially state that you have arrived
report to
All visitors must report to the site office.
All soldiers were required to report for duty (=arrive and be ready for work) on Friday.
8.) report sick
to officially tell your employers that you cannot come to work because you are ill
report back [i]phr v
to give someone information about something that they asked you to find out about
report back to
The committee has 60 days to report back to Congress.
report back on
Students were asked to report back on their results.
report to [report to sb] phr v
to be responsible to someone at work and be managed by them
He will report to Greg Carr, Boston Technology's chief executive.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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