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noun meal pronunciation in American English /mil/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an occasion when you eat, especially breakfast, lunch, or dinner
    The medicine should always be taken with meals.
    go out for a meal (=go to a restaurant): We could go to a movie, or go out for a meal.
    main meal (=the meal at which you eat the most food): The evening meal is usually our main meal, except on Sundays.
    I’m not hungry, I had a big meal at lunchtime.
    1. a.
      the food that you serve or eat at one time
      an Indian meal
      cook/prepare/make a meal: He cooked us a delicious meal.



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