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noun [countable] border pronunciation in British English /ˈbɔː(r)də(r)/
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  1. 1
    the official line separating two countries or regions
    border between: the border between Hungary and Romania
    border with: Iraq’s northern border with Turkey
    across/over the border: Thousands of refugees were fleeing across the border.
    cross the border: You can’t cross the border without a passport.
    close/seal a border: Troops have sealed the border in an effort to catch the guerrillas.
    1. a.
      the area close to a border
      on the border: a town on the Canadian border
    2. b.
      [only before noun] close to or relating to a border
      border guards
      the border town of Venlo
      border disputes between neighbouring countries


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