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     411 pronunciation in British English
/ˌfɔː(r) wʌn ˈwʌn/
  1. 1
    in the US, the telephone number that you use to call directory assistance
  2. 2

    the 411

    American very informal information about a particular situation

    What’s the 411 on Sue’s new boyfriend?

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