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describe as

Meaning: to say that something is a certain kind of thing or that someone is a certain type of person

For example:

  • describe sth as sth Would you describe your music as rock or pop?

  • describe sb as sth I'd describe Uncle Ted as a fairly typical middle-aged man.

Quick Quiz:

The Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has been described as
  1. a human tortoise
  2. a speed machine
  3. short and fat

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