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verb [intransitive] object pronunciation in American English /əbˈdʒekt/ object pronunciation in American English /ɑbˈdʒekt/ 
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present tense
present participleobjecting
past tenseobjected
past participleobjected
  1. to be opposed to something, or to express your opposition to it in words

    I'll take care of it, unless anyone objects.

    object to:

    Local residents objected to the proposed development.

    object that:

    Some people object that the new road will create more traffic.

    object to doing something:

    I object to paying that much for gas.

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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