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verb [intransitive/transitive]     ad-lib pronunciation in British English
/ˌæd ˈlɪb/
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present tense
present participlead-libbing
past tensead-libbed
past participlead-libbed
  1. to say something in a speech, play etc without preparing or writing it before you say it

    I lost the notes for my talk and had to ad-lib.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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