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noun [countable]     week pronunciation in American English
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  1. a period of seven days, usually counted from a Sunday

    He travels south two days a week.

    That left $15 per week for food.

    last/next week:

    He will meet his uncle in Boston next week.

    1. b.
      the five days from Monday to Friday, when most people do work

      They work a 35-hour week.

      She stays in the city during the week.

    2. c.
      any period of seven days

      I haven’t seen her in over a week.

      They spent two weeks in Florida.

      We’re seeing Jim a week from Tuesday (=seven days from next Tuesday).

      week after week (=for a long time):

      I was doing the same old thing, week after week.



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