I like films with a lot of action.
In her last novel, the action moves between Greece and southern Spain.
I really like science fiction films and this film has lots of action and special effects. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)
We must take action before the problem gets worse.
She has to accept the consequences of her actions.
What do you think is the best course of action?
I decided to take action on my own. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)
They are planning to take legal action against the company.
If we do not get a satisfactory answer to this letter, apologising and offering the compensation that the students deserve, we will have no other option but to take legal action. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Greek)
I'm afraid my car's out of action.
They've got three players out of action.
The air-condition[ing] in my room was out of action and the hotel manager didn't care. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Japanese)
I think the best course of action would be to write to him.
However, I believe that the best course of action in this case is to give our student a refund. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Greek)
He was killed in action.
It was a shock when she got to know that her husband had been killed in action. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; German)
The rocks are smoothed by the action of water.
The area of Sayago - in the Spanish province of Zamora - and Tras-os-Montes, in Portugal, are joined by a natural border: the river Duero and the rocky canyon that has been eroded for millions of years by the action of the water. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Catalan)