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adjective dearest pronunciation in American English /ˈdɪrəst/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] used about something that you want or hope for more than anything else

    It’s my dearest wish that you two should get married.

  2. 2
    old-fashioned most loved or liked
    someone’s dearest friend:

    a letter from her dearest friend

  3. 3
    old-fashioned used in front of the name of someone you love at the beginning of a letter to them
  4. 4
    mainly British most expensive


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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