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verb [transitive] harbor pronunciation in American English /ˈhɑrbər/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyharbor
he/she/itharbors
present participleharboring
past tenseharbored
past participleharbored

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  1. 1
    to hide someone who has done something wrong so that the police will not find them
    Bosses caught harboring illegal workers face at least five years in prison.
  2. 2
    to keep a particular thought or feeling in your mind for a very long time
    harbor a grudge/hope/suspicion
  3. 3
    mainly journalism if a place harbors something, that thing can be found there
    The Old Town harbors a varied collection of churches, museums, and mosques.

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