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adjective secondhand pronunciation in American English /ˌsekəndˈhænd/
  1. 1
    owned or used by someone else before you

    secondhand books/clothing

  2. 2
    heard from someone who was not directly involved in a situation

    We haven’t seen Joyce since the accident. All our information is secondhand.

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 secondhand pronunciation in American English adverb

We only learned about her divorce secondhand.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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