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verb part pronunciation in American English /pɑrt/
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present tense
present participleparting
past tenseparted
past participleparted
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move away from someone or something and leave a space, or to move two things or two sections of a single unit away from each other so that there is a space between them
    The crowd had parted to let them through.
    Tony bent to look out of the window, parting the curtains with one hand.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if two people part, or if one person parts from another, they go away from each other
    They parted at the train station.
  3. 4
    [transitive] to make a line on your head by brushing or combing your hair in two different directions
    Her dark hair was parted down the middle.


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