be reared on something

to experience a lot of something while you are growing up

a generation of children reared on violent computer games


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  • be reared on something — phrase to experience a lot of something while you are growing up a generation of children reared on violent computer games Thesaurus: to experience somethingsynonym Main entry: rear …   Useful english dictionary

  • rear something on something — ˈrear sb/sth on sth derived usually passive to give a person or an animal a particular type of food, entertainment, etc. while they are young • I was the son of sailors and reared on stories of the sea. Main entry: ↑rearderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • rear somebody on something — ˈrear sb/sth on sth derived usually passive to give a person or an animal a particular type of food, entertainment, etc. while they are young • I was the son of sailors and reared on stories of the sea. Main entry: ↑rearderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • rear — rear1 [ rır ] adjective only before noun ** at the back of something: Keep your front and rear lights in good working order. rear rear 2 [ rır ] noun ** 1. ) the rear the part of a place or thing that is at the back: at the rear: The main… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rear — I UK [rɪə(r)] / US [rɪr] adjective [only before noun] ** at the back of something Keep your front and rear lights in good working order. II UK [rɪə(r)] / US [rɪr] noun Word forms rear : singular rear plural rears ** 1) the rear the part of a… …   English dictionary

  • rear — [[t]rɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ rears, rearing, reared 1) N SING: the N, usu N of n The rear of something such as a building or vehicle is the back part of it. He settled back in the rear of the taxi. ...a stairway in the rear of the building. Syn …   English dictionary

  • education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …   Universalium

  • rear — rear1 [rıə US rır] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from rear (in words such as rearguard)] 1.) formal the rear the back part of an object, vehicle, or building, or a position at the back of an object or area ≠ ↑front at/to the rear (of sth)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …   Universalium

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