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verb [transitive] replace pronunciation in American English /rɪˈpleɪs/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlereplacing
past tensereplaced
past participlereplaced
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  1. 1
    to get rid of someone or something, and to put a new person or thing in their place
    We’ll have to replace all the furniture that was damaged in the flood.
    replace something with something: The plan is to replace state funding with private money.
    1. a.
      mainly literary to take the place of something that was there before
      Suddenly Jon’s relaxed mood was replaced by a feeling of panic.
  2. 2
    to do someones job after they leave it
    Have they found anyone to replace me yet?
    1. a.
      to be used for doing the same job as something that was used before
      E-mail has largely replaced the traditional business letter.
  3. 3
    to put something back in its correct place or position
    She carefully replaced the china plate on the shelf.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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