case

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. instance, situation, plight; sheath, scabbard, holster; portfolio; suit, action, litigation; argument, proposition; box, container, carton, casket, cabinet; bag, suitcase, handbag, grip, valise. See business, covering, lawsuit, receptacle, circumstance.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An example]
Syn. instance, illustration, sample, case study; see example 1 .
2. [Circumstance]
Syn. incident, occurrence, fact, matter; see cause 4 , circumstance 1 , event 1 , 2 , fact 2 , state 2 .
3. [A legal action]
Syn. suit, litigation, lawsuit, proceeding; see claim , trial 2 .
4. [An organized argument]
Syn. argument, petition, evidence; see claim , proof 1 .
5. [Actual conditions]
Syn. situation, status, position; see circumstance 1 , fact 1 , 2 , state 2 .
6. [Difficulty]
Syn. plight, quandary, problem; see crisis , predicament .
7. [A container or its contents]
Syn. carton, canister, crate, compact, crating, box, casing, chest, drawer, holder, tray, receptacle, coffer, crib, chamber, chassis, caisson, bin, bag, grip, cabinet, jacket, wrapper, slipcase, sheath, scabbard, wallet, caddy, safe, basket, casket; see also bag , container , cover 1 , trunk 1 .
8. [*A difficult or eccentric person]
Syn. problem, bother, crank; see character 4 , trouble 2 .
See Synonym Study at instance .
get or [m1]be on one's case,
Syn. nag, bother, meddle, bug*; see bother 2 , censure .
in any case,
Syn. in any event, anyway, regardless, no matter what; see anyhow 1 .
in case (of),
Syn. in the event that, in the event of, provided that, supposing, if it should happen that, as a precaution, as a provision against; see also if .
in no case,
Syn. by no means, under no circumstances, not at all; see never .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. example instance, sample, occurrence, affair, matter, event, illustration, situation, circumstance.
2. subject client, patient, illness.
3. lawsuit suit, action, claim, litigation.
4. box holder, receptacle, container, package, carton, casing, covering, sheathing, jacket.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. One that is representative of a group or class: example, illustration, instance, representative, sample, specimen. See SUBSTITUTE. 2. A legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right: action, cause, instance, lawsuit, suit. See LAW. 3. A course of reasoning: argument, point. See REASON. II verb Informal. To look at carefully or critically: check (out), con, examine, go over, inspect, peruse, scrutinize, study, survey, traverse, view. Idiom: give a going-over. See INVESTIGATE.

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