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verb American English pronunciation: modify /ˈmɑdɪˌfaɪ/ 
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    [transitive] to change something slightly, especially in order to improve it or to make it less extreme

    Under mandatory sentencing, the court has no authority to modify the prison term.

    The plan involved modifying two of the windows.

    a modified form of golf using cut-down clubs and a softer ball


a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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