take/get/catch a cab
(= travel by cab )
• Why don't we take a cab to the theater?
call/order (somebody) a cab
(= telephone for one to come )
• Here's the phone number if you want to call a cab.
phone for a cab
British English (= call a cab )
• There's no need to give me a lift. I'll phone for a cab.
get into/out of a cab
• I just saw Fiona getting into a cab.
hail a cab
written (= wave to make a cab stop for you )
• Martin put his hand out and hailed a cab.
cab + NOUN
a cab driver
• Many cab drivers fear being robbed.
a cab fare
(= the money you pay to travel in a cab )
• My Dad gave me the money for my cab fare.
a cab ride
(= trip in a cab )
• It's only a short cab ride to Georgetown.
noun ADJ. black, yellow London black cab drivers | taxi | hackney, hansom | horse-drawn VERB + CAB go by, take Let's take a cab. | call (sb), get (sb), order (sb), phone for I'll call you a cab. | find We couldn't find a cab anywhere near. | catch, hail I tried to hail a cab but none of them would stop. | get into/out of | drive | pay for/off | share We decided to share a cab. CAB + VERB draw up, pull up The cab pulled up and they got out. | pick sb up, take sb I ordered a cab to take him home. CAB + NOUN driver | rank | fare | ride PREP. by ~ I came by cab. | in a/the ~ The driver was sitting in his cab. PHRASES the back of a cab I left my umbrella in the back of the cab.
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