commute commute  /kə ˈmjut/


  1. (n) a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
  2. (v) exchange positions without a change in value
  3. (v) travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home
  4. (v) change the order or arrangement of
  5. (v) exchange a penalty for a less severe one
  6. (v) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

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  1. Next Stop: A different commute every weekday for the next month.
  2. Most people who use the MTA to commute buy fares via employer programs under which the fares are bought with pre-tax dollars.
  3. Eight new commuter trains exclusively for women have been introduced in four Indian cities.


  1. Get ready Route 22 commuters: Major traffic backups expected as bridge project starts Monday

    Think commuting on Route 22 is tough right now? The commute is about to become even more tedious starting Monday when set-up work begins for a two-year project to rehabilitate the Easton-Phillipsburg Route 22 Toll Bridge. The set-up work is scheduled to begin 2 a.m. Monday, enabling work crews to establish a single-lane driving pattern along Route 22 eastbound prior to that morning's peak ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

  2. NJ Transit bus driver gets lost, refuses help, riders say

    A simple commute into New York City on a New Jersey Transit bus turned into a nightmare on Thursday. The driver appeared to get lost, so the 45-minute ride took more than two hours.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX 5 New York

  3. Collision spurs commute backup Friday

    A 33-year-old motorist suffered minor injuries and triggered a 1.5-mile commute backup on southbound Highway 101 early Friday following a collision north of Atherton Avenue in Novato.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Marin Independent Journal


  1. "The President's decision to commute Mr Libby's sentence is disgraceful," Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said in a first reaction to the move.
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: ABC Online

  2. "If a person does not tell the truth, particularly if he serves in government and holds the public trust, he must be held accountable," Bush said. "My decision to commute his prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr....
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "I'm thrilled to be continuing on at CBS (nyse: CBS - news - people )," Letterman, 59, said. "At my age you really don't want to have to learn a new commute."
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: David Letterman Source: Forbes

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