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adjective brave pronunciation in British English /breɪv/
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  1. 1
    capable of dealing with danger or pain, without seeming to be frightened
    the brave soldiers who fought and died for their country
    1. a.
      used about someones behaviour
      a very brave act
      a brave attempt to rescue the children
    2. b.
  2. 2
    a brave decision, action, or choice is one that you make even though it involves risk and may cause problems for you
    The project requires huge investment, so it’s a very brave venture in the current economic climate.


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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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