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noun [countable]     posse pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    American informal in the past, a group of ordinary men gathered together by a law officer to search for a criminal
  2. 2
    a group of people who are together in a place doing the same thing

    A posse of reporters was waiting outside the courtroom.

  3. 3
    informal a group of friends. This word is mainly used by young people.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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