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verb [intransitive] British informal swan pronunciation in American English /swɑn/
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present tense
present participleswanning
past tenseswanned
past participleswanned
  1. to go somewhere in a relaxed and careless way, without paying attention to your work or responsibilities
    swan around/in/off etc.: She swans in and out of the office just as she pleases.


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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