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verb interview pronunciation in American English /ˈɪntərˌvju/
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present tense
present participleinterviewing
past tenseinterviewed
past participleinterviewed

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  1. [transitive] to ask someone, especially someone famous, questions about themselves, their work, or their ideas, in order to publish or broadcast the information
    He was interviewed on the radio this morning.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to have a meeting with someone and ask them questions to find out if they are the right person for a job, course of study, etc.
      Applicants will be interviewed early next month.
    2. b.
      [intransitive/transitive] to ask and answer questions to find out if you want to accept a job, apply to a college, etc.
      I’m interviewing now, and I’ll accept the best offer I get.
    3. d.
      [transitive] to ask people a series of questions as part of a research project
      One hundred men will be interviewed during the two-year study.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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