- a local person or resident: primarily of interest to locals.
- a local athletic team: the locals versus the state champions.
verb (used without object)
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It’s the kind of solution that companies might need as local, state and national governments tighten emissions regulations.ClearFlame Engine Technologies takes aim at cleaning up diesel engines|Kirsten Korosec|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Chan explains that even though you’re seeing more challenges to building a truly global company these days, there’s more space for local startups to win big.With Goat Capital, Justin Kan and Robin Chan want to keep founding alongside the right teams|Eric Eldon|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
In other markets, Spotify and Apple Music have relied on their deep pockets to compete against local challengers.The Biggest Challenge for Apple and Spotify in North Africa: YouTube|Eromo Egbejule|September 17, 2020|Ozy
The Problem Solvers Caucus proposal would provide another $1,200 stimulus check, $450 in weekly enhanced unemployment benefits, and $500 billion for state and local government funding.Trump warms to ‘Problem Solvers’ stimulus bill—including $1,200 checks and $450 weekly unemployment benefits|Lance Lambert|September 17, 2020|Fortune
If you have a question or need a replacement ballot, call your local election office.ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts|by Susie Armitage|September 16, 2020|ProPublica
Although he brings a Western spin to things, he seems equally inspired by the local sense of style.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The young men were at one point, according to eyewitnesses, apprehended by local police officers.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lennon casually told some DC friends about it and found there was local interest in establishing Dinner Parties.
Speaking to a local radio station today Antonella Ramelli said the video gives her hope.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nor are we told that she lost her job at a local nursing home after she tried to register to vote in 1964.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Local residents should at least be grateful for this little friendly warning.
Still, there is a local feeling against them, as the representatives of bad government in a sorely-troubled colony.Cuba Past and Present|Richard Davey
Two of them began to fight, and the local preacher heard the thud of heavy blows.The Romance of the Coast|James Runciman
The Mary-Anne societies are not strong enough for the situation—too local; he listens to them, but he has given no pledge.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
These are matters, it is true, rather of local than of general interest.Owen Glyndwr and the Last Struggle for Welsh Independence|Arthur Granville Bradley