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verb book pronunciation in British English /bʊk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebooking
past tensebooked
past participlebooked
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to buy tickets, or to arrange to have or use something at a particular time in the future
    I’ll book a table for 8 o’clock.
    book a holiday/flight/tour/trip: Our flight was booked six months ago.
    book in advance: The tours are very popular, so it’s best to book in advance.
    fully booked: I’m sorry sir, that flight is fully booked already.
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    1. a.
      [transitive] to arrange for someone to perform or speak at a public event
      Her job is to book bands for the festival.
      book someone to do something: Several leading businessmen were booked to speak at the conference.
  2. 2
    [transitive] if the police book someone, they take them to the police station and make a record of their crime
    book someone for something: They booked him for assault.


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