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American Idioms Dictionary
vVersion: 4.3.136 Updated: 2015-07-28 i1-day trial


Shape up your English with thousands of idioms! Whether you're a student of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written and spoken range, McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary provides a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings in American English.

The American Idioms Dictionary helps you expand your English-speaking abilities with over 14,000 expressions, proverbs, and common sayings. It includes many helpful examples of the colorful English language as spoken by Americans, to easily find the right phrase by any of its key words.

Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems.


featuring search autocomplete to help you find words quickly by displaying predictions similar to the terms you're typing. You also get enhanced search extras including:

  • A quick search of words while you type.
  • A 'fuzzy filter' for when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word.
  • A 'keyword' search for finding key words within compound words.
  • A wild card search function ('*' or '?') which can replace a letter or entire parts of a word.
  • Download dictionary definitions locally for offline word lookup.

including a number of features that help you further enhance your vocabulary:

  • A 'Favorites' feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library, including cross-curriculum words.
  • History list to help you easily review looked-up words.
  • Discover more using the included special language notes.
  • See words in context with example sentences.
  • 'Word-of-the-day' feature with dedicated homescreen widget.

What's New

Version 4.3.136:
  • Bug fixing
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