1 on a TV, computer, etc.
ADJ. big (often figurative), giant, huge, large big screen entertainment (= at the cinema) | small (often figurative) She appears regularly on the small screen (= on television). | blank I sat gazing at the blank screen, trying to think of something to write. | computer, television/TV, video
VERB + SCREEN appear on | fill The star's lovely face filled the screen. | gaze at, look at, stare at, watch
SCREEN + VERB flicker The screen flickered, and then everything went dark.
PREP. off ~ They play deadly rivals in the show but they are good friends off screen. | on (the) ~ She is remembered mainly for her performances on screen. Information can be viewed on screen or printed out. The image came up on the screen for a few seconds.
PHRASES stage and screen stars of stage and screen
ADJ. folding The room was divided by a folding screen.
VERB + SCREEN put up
PREP. behind a/the ~ His desk was discreetly placed behind a screen. | ~ between There is a screen between the two beds.
1 hide sth
ADV. well | completely | partly | effectively | neatly The shed is neatly screened by a hedge. | off One part of the room was screened off.
PREP. from The building is completely screened from the road by high bushes.
2 check sb/sth for faults/illnesses
ADV. carefully All foster parents are carefully screened.
PREP. for All pregnant women are to be screened for the infection.
3 show sth on television/in a cinema
ADV. live The programme will be screened live on BBC1.