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noun [countable] week pronunciation in American English /wik/
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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. a.
      a week in which particular events happen
      Cancer Awareness Week
    2. 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.
    3. 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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