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noun crew pronunciation in American English /kru/
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  1. 2
    [singular] informal, showing disapproval a group of people
    They spoke to the leader and his crew.
    a motley crew (=a strange mixture of people of different types): Movies like these attract a motley crew of enthusiasts.
  2. 3
    [countable] a group of people with a particular skill who work together
    a movie crew
    an ambulance crew
  3. 4
    [countable] a team of people who row a boat in a race
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      [uncountable] American the sport of rowing a boat in races
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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