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verb [transitive] create pronunciation in British English /kriˈeɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecreating
past tensecreated
past participlecreated
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  1. 1
    to make something new or original that did not exist before

    How do I create a new file?

    In the last week, 170 new jobs have been created.

    the story of how God created the world

    newly/specially/recently etc created:

    the newly created post of general secretary

    1. a.
      to cause a situation, feeling, or problem to exist

      His comments have created a lot of confusion.

      create an impression (=make someone think about you in a particular way):

      I really wanted to create a good impression at the start of the interview.

    2. b.
      to make something such as a work of art

      The choreographers had to create a whole new ballet.

      These hairstyles were created by ‘Toni and Guy’.

  2. 2
    to officially give someone a title
    create someone something:

    De Burgh was created a marquess in 1825.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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