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noun [countable]     hood pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    the part of a coat or jacket that covers your head

    You can always put your hood up if it rains.

    1. b.
      a piece of colored cloth worn over the shoulders as part of some academic gowns
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  2. 2
    a piece of equipment that covers something such as a stove to control the heat or remove smells from cooking
    1. a.
      a cover on a baby carriage that can be pulled up to give protection from the rain or sun
    2. b.
      the part of a car that covers the engine and that can be raised. The British word is bonnet

      You’d better open the hood and add some water to the radiator.

  3. 3
    American informal a hoodlum
  4. 4
    American very informal the neighborhood where you live in a city or town
    the hood:

    “See you around the hood.”

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