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verb kid pronunciation in American English /kɪd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlekidding
past tensekidded
past participlekidded
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] [usually progressive] mainly spoken to say something that is not true, especially as a joke

    He said that? You’re kidding me.

    just/only kidding:

    Just kidding. Don’t worry.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to make jokes about someone, but in a kind way
    kid someone about something:

    I always used to kid him about his hair.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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