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verb [transitive] preview pronunciation in American English /ˈpriˌvju/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypreview
he/she/itpreviews
present participlepreviewing
past tensepreviewed
past participlepreviewed
  1. 1
    to look at something, or to try it before deciding to use it, in order to check that it is appropriate
  2. 2
    to provide a short description or general idea of something that will happen or be available in the future

    On the website you can see a set of drawings previewing her next show.

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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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