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verb char pronunciation in British English /tʃɑː(r)/
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present tense
present participlecharring
past tensecharred
past participlecharred

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if something chars or is charred, it is burnt until its outer surface becomes black
    Cook the peppers under a hot grill until the skin chars.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] British old-fashioned to clean a building, especially someones house, as your job
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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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