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noun germ pronunciation in American English /dʒɜrm/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a form of bacteria that spreads disease among people or animals

    Strep is very different from the germ that causes ordinary sore throats.

  2. 2
    [singular] something that could develop into a greater idea or plan

    the germ of an idea



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

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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