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noun [countable] linguistics subordinate clause pronunciation in American English
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singularsubordinate clause
pluralsubordinate clauses
  1. a clause that adds information about an independent clause, but is not considered to be a well-formed sentence on its own. For example in the sentence ‘When you hear the alarm, get out of bed immediately’, ‘when you hear the alarm’ is a subordinate clause.


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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