VERBS be, run
ADV. exactly | nearly | roughly
PREP. to The lane is roughly parallel to the main road. | with The road runs parallel with the sea.
ADJ. direct, exact | clear, close, obvious | interesting, striking
VERB + PARALLEL have This weather pattern of the southern hemisphere has no parallel in the north. | find, see | draw, make He drew an interesting parallel with religious practices in Japan. | provide
PREP. without ~ a speed of development without parallel in post-war Europe | ~ between a parallel between economic and cultural advancement | ~ in We found a direct parallel in the attitudes of schoolchildren in other countries. | ~ to A close parallel to this behaviour is found in dolphins. | ~ with She saw an obvious parallel with her sister's predicament.