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verb celebrate pronunciation in British English /ˈseləˌbreɪt/
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present tense
present participlecelebrating
past tensecelebrated
past participlecelebrated
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to do something enjoyable in order to show that an occasion or event is special
    Let’s have a party to celebrate your birthday.
    The team is celebrating their third successive win.
    They’ve just finished their exams and have gone out to celebrate.
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to show admiration for someone or something in a piece of writing, music, or art or in a ceremony
    The bravery of warriors was celebrated in song.


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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