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noun     food pronunciation in American English
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  1. [uncountable] the things that people or animals eat

    The prices of food and clothing have risen dramatically in recent years.

    All the food is cooked and served by volunteers.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a particular type of food

      People with this complaint cannot digest certain foods.

      I can’t eat spicy food.

      frozen/canned food:

      a new range of frozen foods

      cat/dog/pet/baby food:

      a can of cat food

      Italian/Chinese/Indian etc. food:

      Do you like Chinese food?

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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