1. something that you feel or do because of something that has happened or been said.
What was Jeff’s reaction when you told him about the job?
2. reaction to
The government’s reaction to the fuel crisis.
3. bring/provoke/produce a reaction
The news brought an angry reaction from unions.
4. somebody’s first/immediate reaction
His first reaction was to deny everything.
5. instinctive/gut reaction (=what you immediately feel before you have time to think)
My gut reaction was not to trust him.
There were mixed reactions (=different people reacting in different ways)to the strike.
6. in reaction to something
An emergency fund was set up in reaction to the famine(a situation in which a large number of people have little or no food for a long time and many people die).
Dictionary pictures of the day
cone: a solid or hollow shape that is round at one end, has sloping sides, and has a point at the other end, or something with this shape.
dining table: a table at which you eat meals.
beer: an alcoholic drink made from malt and hops.
racket: a specially shaped piece of wood or metal that you use for hitting the ball in games such as tennis, that has a circle filled with tight strings at one end.