1 sth that helps you plan what you are going to do
ADJ. approximate, rough | accurate
VERB + GUIDE give (sb), provide (sb with) | use sth as Use the table below as a guide to how much washing powder to use.
PREP. ~ as to These figures give a rough guide as to the sales we can expect. | ~ to
2 book that gives information about a subject
ADJ. essential, good, helpful, informative, invaluable, practical, reliable, useful, valuable | brief, quick, short, simple | complete, comprehensive, definitive, in-depth This book is the definitive guide to world cuisine. | step-by-step a step-by-step guide to creating your own website | reference The book contains a quick reference guide to essential grammar at the back.
PREP. ~ to a guide to British birds
ADJ. tour, tourist Our tour guide showed us around the old town.
VERB + GUIDE act as, be He agreed to go with them and act as their guide.
4 book for tourists
ADJ. holiday, travel | hotel | street
VERB + GUIDE consult We consulted our guides as we walked around the cathedral. | write | publish
1 influence sb's behaviour
VERB + GUIDE help (to) the information and data which help guide the affairs of the business | try to
PREP. into the ways in which young people are guided into employment | on Schools were firmly guided on the details of the curriculum
2 explain sth/help sb
ADV. carefully Their teacher Phil Bailey carefully guides them through rehearsals.
VERB + GUIDE help (to)
PREP. in He guided me in my research. | on guiding teachers on how to maintain discipline | through He guided us through the intricacies of the divorce law.
3 help sb move
ADV. gently He took her arm, gently guiding her.
PREP. across, along, etc. She guided him across the busy road. | to/towards He guided her hand to his face.