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adverb instead pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈsted/
  1. used for saying that one person, thing, or action replaces another

    If you don’t have olive oil, you can use sunflower oil instead.

    The committee has rejected our proposal. Instead, they have brought forward an alternative plan.

    instead of:

    Tickets will cost only $5, instead of the usual $8.

    Alison will be playing instead of me on Saturday.

    instead of doing something:

    Can’t we deal with this now instead of waiting until tomorrow?


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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