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noun [countable] gift pronunciation in American English /ɡɪft/
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  1. 1
    something that you give to someone as a present
    He bought generous gifts for all his family.
    The camera was a retirement gift from colleagues.
    She made a $50,000 gift to charity.
  2. 2
    a natural ability to do something well
    Making quick decisions is not one of my greatest gifts.
    gift for: She gets her gift for languages from her mother.
  3. 4
    [usually singular] informal something that you get easily that gives you an advantage
    gift to: The scandal was a gift to the Republicans.

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