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verb arrange pronunciation in British English /əˈreɪndʒ/
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present participlearranging
past tensearranged
past participlearranged
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make plans for something to happen, for example by agreeing a time and place
    I’m trying to arrange a meeting with their sales director.
    We’re flying out on the 18th – it’s all arranged.
    arrange for someone to do something: Please arrange for a cab to pick me up at six.
    arrange to do something: They arranged to go swimming the following day.
    arrange that: It was arranged that he’d meet us at 9.00.
    1. a.
      to provide what someone needs, by doing what is necessary
      The bank can arrange travel insurance for you.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to plan and manage the details of a project or event that involves many people
    Who is arranging the wedding?
    A helicopter food drop is being arranged by the Red Cross.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to put things in a neat, attractive, or useful order
    Here is the list arranged chronologically.
    We’ll need to arrange the chairs around the table.
  4. 4
    [transitive] music to change a piece of music so that it is suitable for a particular type of voice or instrument
    an old folk song arranged for the piano


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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