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noun [countable] path pronunciation in American English /pæθ/
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  1. 1
    a way from one place to another that people can walk along
    a steep mountain path
    path through: A short path through the woods leads to the village.
    up/down/along a path: Amy walked up the path to the house.
    1. a.
      a way from one place to another passing through a lot of people or around a lot of objects
      The crowd edged back to make a path for her.
      When he tried to step forward his path was blocked by two guards.
      path through: Police tried to clear a path through the rush hour traffic.
  2. 2
    the direction that someone or something is moving in
    She ran into the path of an oncoming car.
    See also flight path
  3. 3
    the way that someone takes to achieve something
    path to: The company is on the path to prosperity.
    career path: He decided to embark on a new career path.
    1. a.
      the way that someones life develops
      Our lives subsequently followed separate paths.
      path of: a return to his old path of theft and violence


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